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UTEC coach wins national award for work with at-risk youth

“I see a lot of myself in [UTEC’s young adults],” said Transitional Coach Tom Sun, profiled in The Sun News...

Middlesex sheriff and Vera Institute plans for young-adult unit

It’s no secret that many young adult offenders find themselves in a vicious cycle. After getting released from jail, there’s a decent chance they’ll re-offend within three years. Middlesex Sheriff...

In Billerica, a cell block for young men holds promise

We're pleased to partner with Middlesex Sheriff's Office and Vera Institute of Justice on a young adult unit in the Middlesex House of Correction. 

"The Middlesex...

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...