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Media: Criminal Justice Reform Comes with a Price Tag

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State House News Service quoted BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella's statement on the sweeping criminal justice reform bill signed into law in their recent report. The law changes Massachusetts' system for handling sexual assault evidence kids, among other reforms. 

Excerpt: "The full system of response to and care of people who have experienced a sexual assault includes the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, rape crisis centers, Children's Advocacy Centers, the Boston and state crime labs, and police and prosecutors offices. The system has historically been under-funded and we risk undermining the intent of these much-needed reforms if we do not also provide additional funding to additional resources to get this work done."

Read the full story, "Criminal justice reform comes with a price tag," online at the Sentinel & Enterprise

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Posted by Taylor Rapalyea

Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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