Volunteer Spotlight: Sticker Shock To Reduce Alcohol Purchasing For Minors

On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, The Taunton Opiate Task Force partnered with the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office of Thomas M. Quinn III, Taunton High Schools Students Against Destructive Decisions, and Taunton Police Department to participate in a “sticker shock” event. The purpose of the event was to engage the public by discouraging the purchasing…


DA Quinn Commits $25,000 to Youth Court, Keeps Program Running

During a press conference on November 2, 2015, District Attorney Tom Quinn announced a $25,000 commitment to New Bedford and Fall River Youth Courts – both of which were slated to be shut down for loss of funding. The DA’s office, along with the Fall River School Department and the Executive Office of Public Safety,…


Halloween Safety

Did You Know? The most dangerous day of the year for child pedestrians* is Halloween On average, over two times as many child pedestrians die on Halloween compared to other days Average Deaths Per Day (Laxton, 2012; Sperling, 2012) Halloween: 5.5 Other Days: 2.6 Halloween Safety Tips Costumes should be made of fireproof fabric and…


ELDER SAFETY: Identity theft

Elders today are at risk for many forms of financial abuse. One in particular is identity theft. When criminals gain access to your personal information they can cause both immediate and long-term harm. For example, they may run up bills in your name. They may unlawfully use your social security or Medicare number, your credit…


FTC: Spotting Elder Financial Abuse

August 19, 2015 Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Financial abuse can be a devastating form of elder abuse. If you’re concerned about an older friend or relative, here are some things to consider. To spot financial abuse, look for sudden changes in the older person’s financial situation, such as:…


DA Quinn’s Office Launches “Camp Takeover” Initiative

District Attorney Tom Quinn’s office has launched its first-ever countywide “Camp Takeover” initiative. Staff from the DA’s office are visiting four summer camps located in the county to offer education and hands-on activities that teach responsible decision-making, bullying prevention, team building and more. Nearly 500 youth will be reached through this initiative. Ages range from 6-16 years…


Annual Volunteer Fair to Take Place During Connecting For Change Conference in October

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III will hold his office’s annual Community Volunteer and Resource Fair on National Make a Difference Day, Saturday October 24, 2015 during the Marion Institute’s annual Connecting for Change Conference. Community members are invited to attend this important event and learn about the many different volunteer opportunities in…


DA Quinn Discusses Elder Abuse in Attleboro

Watch Now! District Attorney Quinn joined Attleboro Council on Aging Director Madeleine McNielly and Lt. Killough of the Attleboro Police Department on “Seniors Matter” to discuss the issue of elder abuse and how it can be prevented.


April: Celebrating Volunteerism

Join us in Celebrating National Volunteer Week – April 12-18, 2015 National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals….