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 gang sets and encourage gang-affiliated youth to seek employment plans a grand opening ceremony to introduce the community to the 20-year-old Lowell-based organization.

UTEC comes to Haverhill thanks to a two-year Safe and Successful Youth Initiative grant from the Baker-Polito Administration, with Croteau and staff working alongside the Haverhill Police Department, Essex County Sheriff’s Office, Haverhill District Court probation department and other state and local agencies to meet proven-risk youth where they’re at.

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