Bi-Annual Report Released for Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016

For Immediate Release October 20, 2017
Contact: Press Office
781-897-8325

Message from District Attorney Ryan

I am proud to say that I have spent my entire career serving the people of Middlesex County, prosecuting serious cases and fighting for victims. What I have learned from that experience is that, as important as prosecution is, prevention and education are equally important. As public servants charged with protecting the public, we must be proactive and innovative in creating solutions that address crime before it occurs. As such, we pride ourselves on being actively engaged in the 54 towns and cities of Middlesex County.

To highlight our work, both in and out of the courtroom, I am pleased to issue my first bi-annual report. In Fiscal Year 2015, we took significant steps to achieve our public policy goals, while staying true to our core mission by prosecuting approximately 40,000 cases a year. We have launched and expanded programs that address the public health crisis of opioid addiction; educated employers on the growing concerns of workplace safety; strengthened our commitment to the elderly population through new programs; and developed educational resources for parents and caregivers to support our children from birth through college. Additionally, our collaboration with Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc., has empowered hundreds of girls and raised awareness with school faculty and staff on issues such as bullying, cyber safety, teen dating violence, sexting, and substance abuse. To achieve these goals, we have reinforced our partnerships with legislators, law enforcement, health care, schools, non-profit organizations, and the private sector to make meaningful impacts and reforms across the county.

Looking ahead, we have set our goals higher to achieve even more. We are expanding our opioid task forces by working with additional hospitals and law enforcement agencies to reach new communities; we are launching more partnerships with the business community to expand programs that address family violence and other health and safety issues; and we are closely working with legislators to pass meaningful legislation to help create a safer and healthier Middlesex County.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Office of the Middlesex District Attorney. I am proud of what we have accomplished to date, and I look forward to doing more as your District Attorney.

Read the report here.

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