During the second 5 weeks of each cycle class participants utilize their classroom instruction in a very practical way. Working through our Community Works Program (CWP) CGI students apply their knowledge in carpentry, custodial maintenance, painting and landscaping as a means of community restitution. To realize our aim of reducing recidivism the Sheriff’s Department has partnered with the Cities of Boston and Revere and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our CWP crews work in conjunction with the Inspectional Services Department, the Department of Neighborhood Development, the Economic Development Industrial Corporation, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Massachusetts Highway Authority.
Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins implemented the Common Ground Institute with the intention of making our population more attractive to employers and increasing employment opportunities for individuals transitioning back into society. Through this program we address the recidivism issue, teach life and employment skills and help to make Suffolk County a safer place to live.
For more information, please contact:
Assistant Deputy Superintendent
Community Works Program
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
20 Bradston St, Boston MA 02118