Each year the U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts holds a formal ceremony to honor award recipients. These awards recognize federal agents, state troopers, local officers, investigators and community leaders for exceptional leadership, outstanding collaboration, investigative achievement and excellence, victim assistance and excellence in community engagement.
On October 26, 2022, at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, over 60 federal, state and local law enforcement personnel and community leaders who contributed to the success of federal cases during the 2021 calendar year were recognized for their commitment to pursuing justice and public safety.
Oce Harrison, The New England ADA Center Project Director, received Excellence in Community Outreach and Prevention Award for extensive outreach to promote protections under the ADA to people with opioid use disorder, their family members, and addiction professionals; vastly extending the scales of the work the Massachusetts Department of Justice does.
The New England ADA Center continues to hold regular webinars to increase the impact of civil rights for people with addiction and in recovery.
The photo from left to right: Gregory Dorchak, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Rights Unit; Oce Harrison, Project Director, New England ADA Center; and Gabriela Bonome-Sims Deputy Director, Institute for Human Centered Design.