Day 2 - Office of Community Corrections - Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Reentry Services - A living memorial through service to those returning from incarceration

Event Start:
10/26/2023 4:00 PM
Event End:
10/26/2023 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Thursday, October 26, 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 2022 the Massachusetts Legislature committed $2 million to the creation of the Gants Reentry Services Program via the Office of Community Corrections (OCC). According to the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, “Gants observed the need to do whatever works best, based on the best available social science evidence, to reduce recidivism and put people with criminal histories back on the path to living normal lives, not only for their sake, but for the sake of our society as a whole.” Through its network of 18 Community Justice Support Centers across Massachusetts, the OCC provides a venue for people that have been previously incarcerated to get help with state identification, housing, education, employment, and other emerging needs. Thanks to the Gants Program, Support Centers are now staffed with Re-entry Services Coordinators who may have lived-experience to help navigate and mentor as one returns from incarceration and Public Benefits Coordinators who will help access MassHealth, SNAP, and other publicly provided benefits.


Vincent L. Lorenti, Esq. Director of Community Corrections, Massachusetts Probation Service

Senator William Brownsberger, President Pro Tempore, Suffolk and Middlesex

Jessica Alves, Program Manager, Community Justice Support Center Lowell

Matt Pike, Re-entry Services Coordinator, Old Colony YMCA

Erika Chen, Re-entry Services Coordinator, Bay State Community Services, Community Justice Support Center Boston

Kenneth Klier, Chief Operating Officer, Old Colony YMCA

Angela Orlandi,  OCC Program Manager, Community Justice Support Center, Brockton

JC Jones, Old Colony YNCA Re-entry Services Coordinator for the Community Justice Support Center, Brockton. 



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