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Mass. Legislature Poised To Allow Expungement Of Some Juvenile Criminal Records

When juveniles are convicted of crimes in the state of Massachusetts, their criminal records may haunt them long past their punishments, with the potential to hurt job, housing and...

Advocates applaud softening of juvenile justice in bill

Activists are applauding as a step in the right direction a package of juvenile-justice provisions included in a comprehensive Massachusetts Senate proposal to reform the state's criminal-justice...

Kresge Foundation awards leading human services organizations for innovative approaches

The Kresge Foundation selected 13 path-breaking human services organizations for an inaugural cohort that will continue to develop innovative approaches to human services. The initiative is part...

OP-ED: Criminal justice reform can be a game-changer

THE COMMONWEALTH’S criminal justice reform efforts offer a unique opportunity to achieve a triple impact: improve public safety, reduce public spending on crime prevention, and redefine...
Lowell City Council Candidates Forum - Voter Guide

UTEC hosted its City Council Candidate Forum for all candidates appearing on the November 7th ballot in Lowell. This forum, as with the past eight candidate forums UTEC has hosted over the years,...

UTEC re-entry grant to give troubled kids a second chance

Ronald Walker, state secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, recognized UTEC as a recipient of the Re-entry Demonstration grant on June 26, 2017. Walker chaired the Task Force on...

DeLeo: Options exist to close budget gap

While touring UTEC to learn how the organization is successfully working to reduce the reate of recidivism among young adults, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said a number of options are under active...

UTEC program draws praise from The Boston Foundation

Members of UTEC traveled to The Boston Foundation on May 25th to tell the group’s story and to present information about its mattress-recycling program to enthusiastic crowd of municipal and state...

UTEC receives Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant

UTEC and Girls Inc. were two Lowell nonprofits among the first group selected to receive $50,000 every year of the next decade as part of a new grant award from the Cummings Foundation's new...

Kronos GiveInspired grant to UTEC

From the Sun News: "This relationship is about much more than the...