NEW - Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Act: Impact on our Schools and Students

Massachusetts’ recently implemented comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform legislation promotes keeping juveniles out of the criminal justice system, with portions of the legislation dedicated toward juvenile criminal diversion. This bill raises the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 7 to 12 years old and decriminalizes some minor offenses for juveniles such as disturbing the peace within school buildings or on school grounds. This in-service workshop is for staff or parents and will explain how these changes will impact our school systems, communities, and the role of school resource officers.


Please click on the titles in red for a description of each in-service workshop.

MPY members, districts and other entities may receive up to 5 FREE in-service workshops each school year. In-service workshops are presented on-site. A minimum attendance of 25 is required per training. If a drop in attendance is anticipated or if you need to cancel, please call MPY, Inc. at least 48 hours in advance. The in-service may be cancelled at the presenter's discretion due to inclement weather or low attendance.

To book an in-service workshop, please contact Beth Williams-Breault at 781-587-3411 or email her at