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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Department of Youth Services Leadership and Programs Receive National Recognition Posted on Oct 27

Department of Youth Services Leadership and Programs Receive National Recognition

The Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) was nationally recognized by the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) for excellence in residential youth programming and exemplary leadership. DYS staff at the Worcester Secure Treatment, a DYS hardware residential center for boys, won the 2014  CJCA Barbara Allen-Hagen Award   …Continue Reading Department of Youth Services Leadership and Programs Receive National Recognition

Paying It Forward: The Opening of a New ‘REquipment’ Center Posted on Oct 23

Paying It Forward: The Opening of a New ‘REquipment’ Center

“Paying it forward” is an old concept of doing a good deed or giving charitably to others without acclaim. It is this concept that was revitalized by the symbolic ribbon cutting of the new ‘REquipment’ Center in Worcester. The REquipment Center advances personal and professional   …Continue Reading Paying It Forward: The Opening of a New ‘REquipment’ Center

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Posted on Oct 15

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In 1994, after four years of intense investigation and testimony, Congress concluded  that there was a pervasive problem of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking among women in the United States.  As a result,the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed.  This legislation  was the   …Continue Reading October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month Posted on Oct 6

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

This month, Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz announced an infant safe sleep campaign focused on the importance of infant safe sleep practices and promoting ways to reduce risks associated with Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), the leading cause of death among infants between   …Continue Reading October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month