Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School, was one of the proud co-sponsors of the Massachusetts Emerging Adult Summit on Nov. 2, 2022. This event brought together experts from across the state to explore best practices for success for emerging adults involved in the justice system. Executive Vice Chancellor Lisa Colombo was one of the day’s featured speakers, along with leaders such as Robert Ferullo, executive director of the Commonwealth’s Municipal Police Training Committee, Josh Kraft, president of Kraft Family Philanthropies, and Willie Gross, retired police commissioner of the city of Boston.
“I am optimistic that progressive reform and continued innovation will help us take action on some of the important issues facing emerging adults in our state,” Colombo said in her remarks at the summit. “Together, we can and will develop pathways for the future that are more equitable, effective, and accessible for this population. Our team at Commonwealth Medicine looks forward to being your partner in this work.”
Commonwealth Medicine and its Justice & Health Equity team partnered with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Municipal Police Training Committee, Roca, and UTEC to host the event, which featured change makers from government, community-based service providers, academia, law enforcement, and institutions devoted to research, practice and policy. More than 150 registrants from 10 counties – representing over 50 agencies and departments across the state – attended the event.