Massachusetts county sheriffs, legislators, and community leaders are partnering with Community Resources for Justice on a series of op-eds and guest columns in local and regional newspapers highlighting the need for community-based residential reentry programs and pushing for substantial state investment.

The op-eds are in support of a proposal by state Reps. Evandro Carvalho and Dan Cullinane to add $5 million in dedicated funding for reentry programs in the fiscal 2019 budget.

Click below to read the op-eds. Check back for updates as more guest columns appear in print and online.

Gloucester Times: Massachusetts must invest in community-based re-entry by Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger and CRJ President and CEO John Larivee, April 8, 2018.

Salem News: Column: Massachusetts must invest in community-based re-entry by Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger and CRJ President and CEO John Larivee, April 8, 2018.

Eagle-Tribune: Community programs essential for those returning from prison by Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger and CRJ President and CEO John Larivee, April 5, 2018.

Bay State Banner: Boston faces a crisis in community-based reentry by Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins, Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell, and CRJ President and CEO John J. Larivee, April 5, 2018.

MassLive.com: Massachusetts must invest in community-based reentry programs for ex-offenders by Hampden County Sheriff Nicholas Cocchi and CRJ President and CEO John Larivee, April 3, 2018.

Somerville Journal: Bellotti and Larivee: Invest in community-based re-entry by Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti and CRJ President and CEO John Larivee, April 17, 2018