MAAV & Middlesex DA’s Office bring “Cut it Out” Program to Melrose

Cut it OutOur thanks to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan for bringing the “Cut it Out” Program to our community on August 18, and to Avenue Hair Design of Melrose for hosting the event. This special training for salon professionals focuses on teaching the verbal and physical warnings signs of abuse, and how salon professionals are in a unique position to refer clients for help. Thanks also to Theo’s Pizza for generously donating lunch! Pictured left to right: Gail Infurna, Board of Aldermen; Melrose Police Chief Mike Lyle; Samantha Nunes of Respond; District Attorney Marian Ryan; Peter Mortimer, Board of Aldermen; Janine Roman of Avenue Hair Design, Rebecca Mooney, Executive Director of MAAV and Liane Cassavoy, Outreach Coordinator of MAAV.

Board of Directors Set Goals for the Coming Year

group picMAAV’s Annual Staff & Board of Directors’ Summer Retreat was held on August 16 in Kennebunk, Maine- a day for team-building, reflection and planning! Members shared what keeps them involved with MAAV, and discussed plans for the coming year. One of our goals is to partner with other community agencies to provide more violence prevention programs for young children and their families. Our thanks to the Landergan family for kindly sharing their summer home with us!

19th Annual Walk Against Violence is October 19

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