Work Group to House People with Sex Offense Histories Meeting Minutes – 12/17/15

Work Group to House People with Sex Offense Histories Meeting Minutes December 17, 2015 In attendance: Carl Cignoni, Hampshire County Sheriff’s Dept and DOC re-entry program; Laurie Guidry, MATSA, Richard Hendrick, social worker, Jay Levy, Eliot-CHS Homeless Services, Pamela Schwartz, Network Laurie Guidry provided us an update on statewide happenings on this issue: The Special […]

Published in Housing Sex Offenders, Uncategorized on December 21, 2015.

Housing People With Sex Offense Histories – Minutes of 9/9/15

Work Group to House People with Sex Offense Histories Meeting Minutes September 9, 2015 In attendance: Elizabeth Bienz, ServiceNet, Carl Cignoni, Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department/DOC Re-entry program, Wendy Coco, Commonwealth Care, Joe Critelli, Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, Laurie Guidry, MATSA, Phyllis Lutsky, VAMC, Pamela Schwartz, Network Updates from Laurie Guidry: The Statewide Commission to Reduce […]

Published in Housing Sex Offenders, Uncategorized on October 1, 2015.

Residency restrictions for sex offenders struck down

On Friday, August 28, the MA Supreme Judicial Court issued a ruling that struck down residency restrictions for sex offenders.  This Boston Globe article reported: Cities and towns cannot ban sex offenders from living near parks and schools, the state’s high court said Friday, in a sharply worded ruling that could invalidate local laws in […]

Published in Housing Sex Offenders on August 30, 2015.

Housing Sex Offender Work Group Update

Earlier this month, the legislature held hearings on bills that would prohibit Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from living in public and subsidized housing or emergency shelter or motels.  The Network submitted testimony in opposition to these bills which you can read here.  The Springfield Republican also covered the issue in this article, quoting our […]

Published in Housing Sex Offenders, Uncategorized on July 30, 2015.

Webinar Invite: Landlord Recruitment/Engagement – Best Practices

As part of Zero 2016, Community Solutions is offering a webinar series on best practices for recruiting and engaging landlords. With our widespread use of rapid rehousing and tenant-based permanenent supportive housing models, we need to be sure that we are engaging and supporting our landlord partners. The webinars will present best practices from communities […]


Housing People With Sex Offense Histories – 6/10/15

Work Group to House People with Sex Offense Histories June 10, 2015 In attendance: Elizabeth Bienz, ServiceNet, Colin Blair, Eliot CHS-Homeless Services, Michelle Billings, Franklin County Home Care Corporation, Carl Cignoni, Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department/Re-entry Program, Joe Critelli, Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, Joe Glover, Franklin County Home Care Corporation, Hwei-Ling Greeney, Amherst Community Corrections, Ellie […]

Published in Housing Sex Offenders, Uncategorized on June 12, 2015.

Network Presentation to Special Commission to Reduce Sex Offender Recidivism

On May 28, Pamela Schwartz, on behalf of the Network’s Work Group to House People with Sex Offense Histories, presented before the statewide Special Commission to Reduce Sex Offender Recidivism.  It was a fantastic opportunity to bring the Work Group’s efforts to the forefront, providing our cumulative insight and inspiration to the 40 leaders in […]

Published in Housing Sex Offenders, Uncategorized on May 29, 2015.

Minutes of Work Group to House People with Sex Offense Histories – 4/16/15

Meeting Minutes – 4/16/15   In attendance:  Carl Cignoni, Hampshire County Corrections/MA DOC Re-entry; Jen Glover, Franklin County Home Care Corporation, Ellie Harris, ServiceNet, Richard Hendrick, social worker, Jay Levy, Eliot CHS-Homeless Services, Phyllis Lutsky, VA Medical Center, Pamela Schwartz, Network   Planning for Statewide Commission meeting:   Thanks to Laurie Guidry’s assistance, the Network […]

Published in Housing Sex Offenders, Uncategorized on April 23, 2015.

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