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9
May

Arthur Shirk and Therapy Dog Mario honored with JRI's Volunteer of Year Award

9 May 2016
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Holly Sharples
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JRI, honored Arthur Shirk and his service dog Mario with the Volunteer of the Year Award at its annual volunteer dinner on Thursday, April 28th at The Franklin Elks Club. 

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9
May

Abbi MacFarlane honored with JRI's Intern of the Year Award

9 May 2016
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Holly Sharples
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JRI, honored Abbi MacFarlane with the Intern of the Year Award during its annual volunteer dinner on Thursday, April 28th at The Franklin Elks Club.

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10
Mar

Building Communities of Care: Teaching Caregivers How to Build a “Community of Care”

10 Mar 2016
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David Nadelman
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Experts from JRI in the fields of mental health, education, trauma treatment, and residential and community-based care have developed a system-based training approach to be used by caregivers of individuals impacted by complex trauma.

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4
Feb

The Therapeutic Benefits of Drama

4 Feb 2016
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David Nadelman
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4
Jan

Roody Herold named Chief Information Officer at JRI

4 Jan 2016
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David Nadelman
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From the Needham Times

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12
Dec

Top 10 Lessons Learned in a Caring Career

12 Dec 2015
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Greg Canfield
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I just celebrated 30 years with Justice Resource Institute. For all 30 years I was in a leadership position and for the last 28 I was a member of senior management, rising to the position of Executive Vice President. One of the most important tasks I have had has been to build a system to encourage employee engagement and ensure that JRI has what our President and CEO Andy Pond calls “a deep bench.” To facilitate those discussions we center our message on ...

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24
Nov

GivingTuesday: Donate to Help Homeless Students in Massachusetts

24 Nov 2015
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David Nadelman
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The last slice of pie has been devoured, you were the first in line at Target on Black Friday, ...

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18
Nov

7 Tips for Creating a Welcoming Environment for GLBTQ Youth

18 Nov 2015
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John Gatto, LICSW – Vice President of Community Health
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Chances are, if you’re a health and social services provider, your organization is working with GLBTQ youth or will in the near future. It’s more important than ever to ensure your team is trained to confidently provide culturally competent care. Whether you recently realized the gap or have been serving GLBTQ young adults for awhile, the following outlines seven self-assessment questions you should discuss at your next meeting to kick off or ...

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13
Nov

JRI Named Top Place to Work in 2015

13 Nov 2015
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David Nadelman
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Sometimes a job is more than just a job.  It's a place wher people feel appreciated, respected, inspired.  Last night JRI was honored by the Boston Globe for being named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2015.  All of the winners, including JRI share a few key traits: treating workers well, giving them a voice, and encouraging them to ...

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2
Nov

Robert Kraft Supports My Life My Choice and Challenges Fans To Do The Same

2 Nov 2015
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David Nadelman
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Last week, Lisa Goldblatt Grace, Director and Co-Founder of My Life My Choice, a program of JRI recieved a phone call from Patriots owner and philanthropist Robert Kraft.  Mr. Kraft was calling to infom Lisa and the My Life My Choice team that he was ...

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