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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Juvenile Criminal Justice Reform

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Join ABL and UTEC for the 2nd event in our 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Series, on young adult criminal justice reform.

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Join the Alliance for Business Leadership and UTEC for the 2nd event in our 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Series, on young adult criminal justice reform in Massachusetts on March 17.

We will focus our discussion on the state's criminal justice reform efforts for teens and young adults in the age of mass incarceration and its impact on state-wide economic growth. Bring your questions and an open mind as we focus on a hot policy issue during these succinct, one-hour policy session.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

OUR PANELISTS:

  • Peter J. Koutoujian, Sheriff of Middlesex County
  • Gregg Croteau, CEO at UTEC
  • Sana Fadel, Deputy Director at Citizens for Juvenile Justice

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Peter J. Koutoujian, Sheriff of Middlesex County

Peter J. Koutoujian has served as Middlesex Sheriff since January of 2011.  In February of 2019, he was elected as Vice President of Major County Sheriffs of America, representing sheriffs from the most populous counties in the country. Sheriff Koutoujian currently serves as President of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association, and is a founding member of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration, a group committed to reducing rates of incarceration. He has also been recognized as a “Champion of Justice Reform” by the Coalition for Public Safety - a national bipartisan collective advancing criminal justice reform.

Prior to serving as sheriff, Koutoujian served as a state legislator holding several leadership positions, including Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Health. Additionally, he chaired the Commonwealth’s OxyContin and Other Drug Abuse Commission created in 2004. A lawyer by trade, Sheriff Koutoujian served as an assistant district attorney before being elected to the Massachusetts Legislature. He is a graduate of Bridgewater State University, the New England School of Law and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Gregg Croteau, CEO at UTEC

Hired as UTEC’s first Chief Executive Officer by the founding group of teens and community leaders, Gregg has overseen the growth of the agency from a grassroots safe haven to a nationally recognized youth development agency. Gregg came to UTEC with youthwork experience that ranged from streetwork to program development in Detroit, East Boston, and his hometown of Revere, MA. Gregg earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

He has received recognition ranging from the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award to “Greatest Contribution to Social Work Practice” by the National Association of Social Workers–MA Chapter (2014). In 2015, Gregg was appointed to the Governor’s task force on Economic Opportunity for Populations Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment. He has served on numerous other boards and commissions and is currently a Leap of Reason Ambassador.

Sana Fadel, Deputy Director at Citizens for Juvenile Justice

Sana Fadel serves as Deputy Director and is primarily responsible for CfJJ's legislative advocacy and is the lead organizer of the statewide Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Reform Coalition. Prior to joining CfJJ, Sana was the Director of Public Policy at Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women in Boston where she led campaigns on access to substance abuse treatment, strengthening families involved with the child welfare system, and improving services for customers applying for and receiving public benefits. She was responsible for advocating at the state-level on issues affecting Rosie’s Place guests as well as empowering them through voter mobilization and advocacy trainings. Sana holds a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University, New York and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Augusta State University, Georgia.

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