Sarah Abbott, Ph.D. LSW is the Jail Diversion Program Director at Advocates and is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Lasell University. Dr. Abbott is also the co-founder of the Co-Response Jail Diversion Model at Advocates - where mental health clinicians train and work alongside police officers to help respond to crises and help determine appropriate outcomes.
Melissa Duarte, MSW is a Jail Diversion clinician at Advocates, and is currently working in the Watertown, MA police department.
Chief Craig Davis, MA is the co-founder of the Co-Response Model, the former Deputy Chief of Police in Framingham, MA, the former Chief of Police in Ashland, MA, and is the current Chief of Campus Police for a private college in the greater Boston area.
To learn more about the Co-Response Jail Diversion Model, please visit the following website: https://www.advocates.org/services/jail-diversion.
To learn more about Advocates, an organization that champions people who face developmental, mental health, or other life challenges, please visit the following website: https://www.advocates.org/.
Co-Response Fact Sheet: https://www.advocates.org/sites/default/files/advocates_jdp_fact_sheet_2020_0.pdf
Police Culture Change Fact Sheet: https://www.advocates.org/sites/default/files/advocatesjdp-policeculture_2020.pdf
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