First, I would like to thank Laurie Guidry for leading us at last week’s meeting regarding housing sex offenders.  She provided an enlightening presentation on the myths, the challenges and the prospect of solutions for housing this population.  I will post the powerpoint presentation as soon as it is available.

The meeting came to a close with energy and momentum to keep the discussion going.  So we agreed to meet next on:

Wednesday, May 25
1:00-2:30 pm
AISS (After Incarceration Support Services)
736 State Street, Springfield

Thanks to all and I look forward to seeing you next week.


In attendance at the 5/11/11 meeting:  Carl Cignoni, Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, Steve Conner, VA, Joe Critelli, Hampden County House of Corrections, Karen Dean, Danielle DeBerry, ServiceNet, Hampden County Sheriff’s Dept., Dave Gadaire, Career Point, Jessica Galligan, MA Dept. of Correction, Jennifer Glover, Franklin County Home Care Corp., Laurie Guidry, clinical psychologist, Ellie Harris, ServiceNet, Dave Havens, Mental Health Association, Jay Levy, Elliot CHS Homeless Services, Dave Modzelewski, Mental Health Association, Keith Peters, ARISE, Linda Puzan, Franklin County Home Care Corporation, Pamela Schwartz, network coordinator,Laurie Smith, ServiceNet,  Jo-Ann Tolliver, Lora Wooster, South Shore Network, Chris Zabik, DMH

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