Sept. 9, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey
WORCESTER – With a new school year underway, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s Community Outreach team is busy presenting prevention programs in classrooms all across Central Mass.
Mr. Early has stressed Community Outreach programs as an effective tool in preventing crime since first running for District Attorney in 2006.
Since creating the Community Outreach team in 2007, the DA’s office has made presentations to more than 400,000 people, mostly students. The Community Outreach team reached the milestone last week.
“I have always said that I would much rather prevent a crime than have to solve one,” Mr. Early said. “Our Community Outreach programs are not only aimed at preventing criminal activity, but are also geared toward heading off risky behavior that can lead to problems. Our mission is to keep everyone safe.”
The Community Outreach team makes presentations on such topics as bullying, cyber-safety, teen dating/domestic violence, substance abuse and distracted driving.
While most of the presentations are made to school groups, there are also programs geared toward senior citizens and the general public.
The programs are all free. Schools and other groups can schedule a presentation by calling the District Attorney’s office at (508) 755-8601.