DA Ryan in the Community

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and 19 local organizations collaborate on domestic violence prevention efforts


District Attorney Ryan speaks with domestic violence service providers

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan hosted members of various community-based domestic violence programs for a meet and greet with herself and members of her staff to discuss growing partnerships between law enforcement and service providers.

District Attorney Ryan stated that the different organizations share the MDAO’s commitment to the same values: ensuring that survivors of domestic violence are physically and emotionally safe, holding perpetrators accountable and creating safer and healthier communities.

At the event, District Attorney Ryan introduced the office’s Family Protection Bureau, which includes units on Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Elder/Disabled, and discussed her goal of increasing public-private partnerships to improve services for the most vulnerable victims.

Well continuing the important work of prosecuting domestic violence cases and implementing innovative prevention programs, District Attorney Ryan would also like to focus attention on ending sexual assaults on college campuses and preventing elder abuse. With the rapidly growing elder population, protecting seniors is a priority for the District Attorney.

Middlesex County is the home of 26 colleges and universities and an ever changing student population.  Among the priorities for District Attorney Ryan  are working with colleges and universities to educate them on the mandates of Title IX and to work collaboratively with campus and social service providers to address the needs of  survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

Organizations participating in the meeting today were: American Association for Arab Women, Victim Rights Law Center, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, REACH, Domestic Violence Services Network, Casa Myrna, Voices Against Violence, GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project, Muslim Social Services, Jane Doe Inc., Stoneham Police Department, Greater Boston Legal Services, Respond, Community Legal Services and Counseling Center, Melrose Alliance Against Violence, Family Safe Project, Transition House, Journey to Safety and Saheli.

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