Announcement Date: February 2, 2018

Op-Ed-A local model pointing the way for Massachusetts criminal justice reform

By Diane E. Gould, February 2nd, 2018. This op-ed written by forum presenter Diane Gould quotes data that show more than 42 percent of individuals incarcerated in Massachusetts have previously been diagnosed with a behavioral health condition. She also highlights the promising work of the Worcester Initiative for Supported Reentry (WISR) that has achieved a 47 percent reduction in recidivism for individuals three years post release.