Presentation on Framingham Police Department’s Jail Diversion Program Thursday

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police Chief Lester Baker will give a presentation entitled Jail Diversion Program at the top of the Police Advisory Committee’s monthly meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m.

Chief Baker will be joined by Sarah Abbott, Jail Diversion Program Director, and Bonnie Cuccaro, Framingham Jail Diversion Program Supervisor. The presentation will be an overview of the the Police Department’s ground-breaking Jail Diversion Program.

Advocates first launched the Jail Diversion Program in 2003 with the Framingham Police Department.

Clinicians train and work alongside police officers to deliver rapid mental health services to those in crises and provide de-escalation. The award-winning program since has been successfully replicated throughout Massachusetts.

Residents are invited to join via Zoom. The presentation will be recorded and made available via the Police Advisory Committee’s Meeting Portal on the City’s web site.

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