5th Annual Teen Safety Summit Tomorrow in Freetown

Bristol County District Attorney’s OfficeThomas M. Quinn IIIDistrict Attorney

Press ReleaseMay 24, 2022

After a two year pause, we are excited to be able to once again hold our annual Teen Safety Summit, which will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25 at Camp Welch in the Assonet section of Freetown from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm.  This one-day summit will focus on addressing a number of topics teens face every day. The target audience for this event is teens ages 13-20, school personnel, school resource officers, community police officers, parents and community members who work with teens every day. We will have dynamic keynote speakers and workshop presentations as well as food, fun and prizes! Light breakfast and full lunch will be provided.

In light of COVID-19 still being in our midst, we opted for an outdoor venue this year.  The media is invited to attend.

This free conference, sponsored by the Bristol County Underage Substance Use Prevention Task Force, will highlight and bring education and awareness to many topics of importance to teens, such as mental health and wellness, substance abuse, vaping, cyber safety, healthy relationships, discrimination and more.  The day-long summit will include tech-free connectivity, interactive workshop sessions, resources and prizes.

District Attorney Quinn will provide opening remarks shortly after 9 am and Positive Psychology Speaker and Life Coach, Pam Garramone, will be delivering a fun and powerful keynote message on the Power of Positivity! “7 Ways to feel happier instantly.”  Comedian Craig Tornquist will be the emcee for the day and deliver an encouraging message to close out the day. Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan and other local leaders will also be in attendance.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications