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Child Abuse Awareness Month 2019 Flag Raising

April 5, 2019

This morning, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office & Western Massachusetts Children's Advocacy Centers held a flag raising ceremony in order to bring attention to this important issue.

Northwestern DA Wins Grant to Prosecute Fraud

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office press release:

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has received a $25,000 grant, from the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB)of Massachusetts, that will help it continue efforts to identify and prosecute car insurance fraud, and other forms of insurance fraud, in Hampshire and Franklin counties and the town of Athol.

DA Sullivan Supports Hate Crimes Hotline

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office press release:

Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan strongly condemns recent hate-filled graffiti on Mount Tom and other criminal acts against minorities, nationwide, that have been reported in recent days. He encourages area residents who believe they have witnessed or been the target of bias-motivated threats, harassment, and/or intimidation to immediately report it to their local police department and to call a new hotline established by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.  Residents who fear for their immediate safety should call 911.

Free Community Shred Event

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office press release:

Put a dent in identity theft by bringing your old documents, paperwork, bills, and more to the Guiding Star Grange Hall on Saturday, September 24th, from 10AM to 2PM.  This is a terrific opportunity to protect your personal information because there's no limit on the amount of material you can have shredded and computer hard drives and unwanted cell phones will also be welcome.

Turn in Your Unwanted Guns

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office press release:

The 2nd ever Valley Gun Buy Back will take place on Saturday, June 11th, from 10AM to 2PM, at the Greenfield and Northampton police stations.  This event's aim is to get unwanted but working guns out of people’s homes so that these firearms don’t fall into the wrong hands.  All guns in working condition will be accepted, no questions asked, and participants will receive a $50 gift card, as long as supplies last, for each gun returned.

Child Advocacy Center Grand Opening Friday

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office press release:

The public is invited to the Grand Opening of the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Franklin County & the North Quabbin Region on Friday, April 29th, from 3PM to 6PM.  The CAC serves children who are suspected of having been abused and it is a comfortable setting where they can be forensically interviewed and medically examined in a non-threatening manner.  Area contractors and artists volunteered hundreds of hours to transform an old house into this beautiful center serving Franklin County’s youngest citizens.

Reminders from the Northwestern District Attorney

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office press release:

This Saturday, September 26th, the NWDA's office will help you get rid of unwanted medications and secure yourself against identity theft.  From 10AM to 2PM, at the Greenfield Police Station (321 High Street), members of the public can participate in both National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and a Community Shred Event.

Elder Economic Empowerment Seminar Next Week

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office press release:

There are still seats left, as long as you register by September 8th, for the "Elder Economic Empowerment Seminar: Protecting Your Future, Knowledge is Power!" event on September 11th.  It’s free and open to all; the presentation is geared not just toward seniors but toward anyone who works with seniors and is concerned about financial crimes, the latest scams, and why they work.  The seminar will take place at the Northampton Senior Center from 8:30AM to 1PM.

Shred Event & Drug Take Back Saturday

Adapted from two Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press releases:

Protect yourself, your family, friends, and the larger community by participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and a Community Shred Event this Saturday, September 27th.  Consumers can help prevent their identities from being stolen by shredding their sensitive documents from 9AM to noon in the Guiding Star Grange Parking Lot (401 Chapman Street) and drop off unwanted medications, no questions asked, at the Greenfield Police Department from 10AM to 2PM.

Columbia Gas Donates $5K to NoFIRES Program

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

National and Massachusetts statistics show that arson is the number one crime committed by juveniles, who set approximately 250,000 fires per year.  In 2012, the Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office worked with fire and law enforcement officials, mental healthcare providers, and social service agencies to develop the Northwestern Juvenile Fire Intervention Response, Education, and Safety Partnership (NoFIRES), a non-profit organization that offers education and intervention to youth fire setters aged 5-17 years old.

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