U.S. Attorney's Office Honors the New England ADA Center for Exceptional Service in Community Outreach for Opioid Civil Rights Work

Submitted by jessmendes on Thu, 12/15/2022 - 13:51

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. 

Three fair-skinned adults, one man and two women smiling at the camera. They are standing in front of a navy blue background with a large American flag on each end of the photo. The man standing farthest left is wearing a gray suit, white shirt and navy blue tie. The woman in the middle has short brown, a black suit, white pearl necklace and a light blue shirt. She is the honoree holding an award from the Department of Justice. The woman on the right has long dark hair, gold drop earrings, a white shirt and a long dark blue mohair sweater.

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.