Day 1 - Office of Community Corrections - Less Prison, More Support - How Community Justice Support Centers provide an alternative to a committed sentence at the DOC or HOC

Event Start:
09/27/2023 4:00 PM
Event End:
09/27/2023 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Fee: $65

This program is online only.

CPCS approved 2.0 credits per session for the Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, YAD, Parole, Mental Health Parole and SORB/SDP panels.

The CAFL, YAD Appeals and MHLD Appeals panels are approved for 2.0 credits for day 2 only.

The MHLD Appeals panel is approved for 2.0 credits for Day 3 only.

To receive credits attendees must be logged on during the program for a minimum of 80% of the conference time. Certificates will be emailed to all attendees who were logged onto the program for at least 80% of the program time. A separate certificate will be emailed for each day.



In 2021 the Prison Policy Initiative reported that the United States had a per capita incarceration rate of 664 per 100,000. This was the highest rate of incarceration in the world. The lowest rate in the US was in Massachusetts where the rate was 275 per 100,000. By comparison the rate of incarceration in the UK was 129 and in Canada 101. While Massachusetts is among the leaders in the United States in reducing the impacts of mass incarceration there is still a long way to go. One way our state can continue to reduce incarceration is by focusing on community justice solutions that incorporate evidence-based practices. Community Justice Support Centers offer cognitive behavioral treatment, education, career counseling, clinical case management, community service opportunities, actuarial assessments, individualized treatment plans, contingency management, motivational interviewing, and other highly effective techniques to engage participants in a course of change that can lead to lower recidivism. Courts can sentence those convicted of crimes to Intensive Supervision with Treatment at a Support Center in lieu of a sentence to the Department of Correction or House of Correction.


      • Honorable Lisa A. Grant, Justice, Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court
      • Vincent L. Lorenti, Esq.  Director of Community Corrections, MA Probation Service
      • Dr. Dara Drawbridge, PhD, UMass Chan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry
      • Dr. Michelle Crist, PhD, UMass Chan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry
      • Filomena DaVeiga, Program Manager, Community Justice Support Center Taunton
      • Jenna Jacobson, Program Manager, Community Justice Support Center Taunton
      • Robert Catyb, Former IST participant, Community Justice Support Center Quincy


      • Why, How, What?
      • Implementation Support Successes Jacobson, Robert Catyb
      • Judge’s perspective
      • Closing

Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito by email at . Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. People registered for the program will receive the video recording and materials. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.

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