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New Court Diversion Counselor at Y&FS

by Mary Greendale
September 13, 2018

Meet Christine Scafidi the new Court Diversion Coordinator and Community Counselor on staff at Holliston Youth & Family Services.

Ms Scafidi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, a Master’s degree in Education in School Counseling, and a CAGS in Mental Health Counseling, all from Suffolk University. Her areas of specialty include college and career counseling, Parental Guidance, Trauma-based Intervention, Mindfulness Psychotherapy, Stress Management, Life Transitions and Adjustment,  Self-identity development, Relationship Struggles,  Parent-child Relationships and Attachment, Young adult guidance.

One of the Programs that HY&FS has successfully implemented over the years is the Court Diversion Program. As described on their website, HY&FS partners with the Holliston Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorneys office to provide young adults a second chance, and an alternative path to prosecution for first time youth offenders. (http://www.townofholliston.us/youth-and-family-services/pages/court-diversion-program)

Jaclyn Winer, Director of Holliston Youth and Family Services, gets to make a difference in the lives of Hollistonians every day – kids and adults – by providing counseling and other resources for mental health issues that in another community might get shuffled aside. The office of HY&FS is very unique in town government and over its 20 plus years, this Department has assisted many, many people.

Youth and Family Services has a volunteer committee that is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to oversee the office and provide feedback and direction. The Committee and Staff are making plans for an Open House to be held in October where residents can meet the people involved and enjoy a social exchange. Check HollistonReporter.com for details in the weeks ahead.

The Office of Y&FS is located in the Town building at 1750 Washington Street. Any resident may contact the office for assistance with full confidentiality.

 

 

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