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The Lynn-Lowell Women's Program
By Jean Trounstine (profile)

Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. How We Began
Section 3. Planning For The Group
Section 4. What Happens In The Group
Section 5. Follow One Program
Section 6. Writing And Testimonials


The Lynn-Lowell program, the first program for female offenders, was established in 1992, a year after the men's program began in New Bedford. Ordinarily, two programs are run per year. The program meets every other week for a period of fourteen weeks or seven sessions and is held at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, Massachusetts, with graduation taking place at the Lynn District Court. Judge Joseph Dever, Presiding Justice of the Lynn District Court, Middlesex Professor of Humanities Jean Trounstine, Robert Hassett, Assistant Chief of Probation in Lowell, and Lynn Probation Officer Michelle Carter-Donahue run the program.

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"Stories Told" (video) was produced by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities to highlight the Lynn-Lowell Women's Program.

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