2017 Highlights

In Billerica, a cell block for young men holds promise

From The Boston Globe: Early next year, one of the most important criminal justice reform experiments in the country will spread to a stately brick jailhouse in Billerica. The Middlesex Jail and House of Correction will become one of the first in the nation to create a dedicated, service-rich cell block for young men. Inmates, … >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


Haverhill Mayor Announces Gang Violence Task Force, Visits UTEC in Lowell

From the Merrimack Valley Magazine: Mayor James J. Fiorentini will stress alternative ideas and strategies for addressing gang activity at the inaugural meeting of his Gang Violence Task Force. Fiorentini recently visited the nationally-acclaimed UTEC youth program in Lowell, and plans to take steps to bring a similar model to Haverhill. UTEC offers jobs and … >More