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National groups highlight Massachusetts’ success reducing recidivism

National organizations focused on reforming criminal justice systems have highlighted Massachusetts as a top state in the country in significantly reducing the rate of people returning to prison. “Massachusetts has been a leader in this, really taking advantage of a groundswell across the nation of general support for good reentry(programing),”said Nicole Jarett, director of the National Reentry … >More


Slam dunk both ways as Kronos, UTEC hit the court

From The Lowell Sun News: CHELMSFORD — Kronos employees and interns may have won the first Kronos- UTEC basketball game, but UTEC’s young adult clients walked away the true winners. Following the Wednesday afternoon game, Sarah Sheehy, Kronos’ director of strategic sourcing and chair of the GiveInspired Committee, surprised UTEC with a $35,000 check — … >More


Baker Signs Civics Education Reform

From WBUR: Standing in Gov. Charlie Baker’s office Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Bellapianta, a college student and member of the group Teens Leading the Way, watched as civics education measures she’d been advocating for over the past seven years officially became state law. “It felt great,” Bellapianta said over the phone later in the day. “It felt … >More


Madd Love Market in Bold Types – Boston Globe

How did UTEC develop the Madd Love Market brand for our products? “The feedback was, UTEC does not necessarily sound delicious when you walk down the aisle of the food store,” CEO Gregg Croteau told the Boston Globe’s Bold Types column. Find out more about how pro bono support from CTP Boston and Ropes & Gray … >More


1st Middlesex candidates get quizzed by UTEC

From the Sun News: UTEC, for years, could rely on an advocate in the State Senate: Eileen Donoghue. But with her departure from the Statehouse — she’s now the Lowell city manager — UTEC officials wanted to learn about the six candidates vying to succeed her in the 1st Middlesex Senate District. The five Democrats and … >More


Middlesex Sheriff joins forces with UTEC to assist young offenders

From the Lowell Sun: It’s no secret that many young adult offenders find themselves in a vicious cycle. After getting released from jail, there’s a decent chance they’ll re-offend within three years. Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian admits jails must change how they serve this population. As a result, the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction plans … >More