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Sheriff Peter Koutoujian plans to speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Robbins Library Community Room about what services the sheriff's office provides for individuals in our community that end up in custody.

Do these individuals come out of custody with the tools they need to successfully navigate living in our community? Learn about the Middlesex Jail and House of Corrections in Billerica and the growing need for mental health care and substance abuse treatment for those in custody, in diversion programs, pretrial or postrelease. 

Come and ask questions before the election.

In July, Koutoujian spoke at a White House Forum on Disability and Criminal Justice, about the large number of individuals with mental health needs in custody and the need for expanded pretrial diversion.

Learn about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) Program and other initiatives serving our community members in custody and continuity of care upon leaving.

This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Arlington and other cosponsors, including the Mystic Valley NAACP, Mass Incarceration Working Group of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, Massachusetts Community Action Network, the League of Women Voters of Winchester and the Jobs NOT Jails Coalition.

This announcement was published Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.