News  Greenfield District Women's Program to Reopen

The Greenfield District Court Probation Department will be reopening its Womanhood Program which closed during the Pandemic, according to Greenfield District Chief Probation Officer Antoinetta "Tonie" DeAngelis.
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Womanhood Program participants

"This program provides a valuable resource to women on probation in Franklin County and we are pleased to formally restart this impactful program," said Chief Antoinetta Deangelis.

Greenfield District Court Probation Officer Katherine Ross and Ashley Luippold will facilitate the 10-week program which is open to court-involved women supervised as Risk/Need cases in all Franklin County courts. Nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, art therapy, domestic violence, self-defense, anger management, life skills, and woman's health are among the topics covered in the program's curriculum.

The program, to be held every Tuesday beginning in March, will also feature weekly guest speakers who present interactive lectures and workshops that offer guidance and information about community resources. Dinner will be served to participants each week.

" We work to create a pro-social, supportive environment that allows our participants to explore new pathways and empowers them to create a new framework for themselves on their journey toward achieving long-term positive change," said Chief DeAngelis.

The program, which will run March 5th-May 7th, will take place at the Franklin Community Justice Support Center, 106 Main Street in Greenfield. The program's graduation ceremony is tentatively scheduled for May 14, 2024. Chief DeAngelis invites anyone in the Franklin County Courts to participate in offering this program."

"In years past, probationers from Orange District and Franklin Superior courts have attended," Chief DeAngelis said. " As in the past, POs from both courts are also invited to help with the program."

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