Richard Kelley, Chief Probation Officer for the Newburyport/Ipswich District Court, will discuss poverty and the prison system at the November 2 Local Poverty Matters session. Richard has been a probation officer for 35 years. During that time the job has changed as communities cope with drug addiction, domestic violence, and the absolute poverty of released prisoners. Specialty courts for the homeless, veterans, and drug abusers have also come into use. Hear from an intelligent, compassionate court officer who deals every day with these new challenges as well as new technologies. This promises to be a fascinating Local Poverty Matters session.
Bring your questions to the Local Poverty Matters Discussion on Wednesday, November 2, from 7-8 pm in the basement classroom of the First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant Street Newburyport.
The Local Poverty Matters Discussion Group is held on the first Wednesday of the month from October through May. These monthly sessions are sponsored by Pennies for Poverty and by the Social Action Committee of the First Religious Society. They are free and open to the public.