Lowell youth organization starting statewide training center to prevent gun violence

From MassLive: A Lowell youth organization has received a $700,000 state grant to establish a training center to prevent gun violence. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is giving UTEC a two-year grant to establish the Gun Violence Prevention Training Center for Excellence. The training center will work with 10 neighborhood organizations in areas with … >More

UTEC to Open Haverhill HQ June 4: Take an Exclusive Look Inside

From 97.9 WHAV: One year after announcing plans to bring their anti-violence effort to Haverhill, UTEC is officially opening their city headquarters at 241 Winter St., on Tuesday, June 4. As CEO Gregg Croteau and his team of outreach workers tell WHAV, the group that works largely behind the scenes to bring peace to rival … >More

Baker sees anti-gang group’s work during Haverhill visit

From The Eagle Tribune: HAVERHILL — Gov. Charlie Baker stopped by UTEC’s new office and drop-in center in Haverhill on Monday, where he met privately with a group of young men and women with past, serious criminal involvement. He wanted to learn how a pro-gram like UTEC is helping them turn their lives around. They … >More

In Haverhill Monday, Gov. Baker Gets Close Up View of Anti-Gang Violence Effort

From 97.9 WHAV: Gov. Charlie Baker joined local and state officials this morning to receive a progress report on UTEC’s anti-gang violence program that was spurred by the shooting death of a 20-year-old almost a year ago. The meeting, taking place about a month before UTEC’s formal open-ing at 241 Winter St., Haverhill, pro-vided insight … >More

2019 New England Streetworker Conference

Please SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 New England Streetworker Conference! The conference will be held on Tuesday June 25th, 2019 from 9am-4pm at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. Every year we come together to strengthen our Streetworker bonds and work towards cementing, and further legitimizing, Street Outreach as a profession. We will be returning for a 4th year at Gillette … >More

In the Merrimack Valley, A Vital Experiment in Criminal Justice Reform

From The Boston Globe: In a handful of courthouses in the Merrimack Valley, an important experiment in criminal justice reform is underway. Court officials are partnering with UTEC, a Lowell organization that works with some of the toughest young men in the region, to reimagine probation — that critical way station between freedom and imprisonment. … >More