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Read our latest newsletter: February 2017.

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"From its unique vantage point as the statewide coalition, JDI helps us all connect the dots between policy, practice and services and strengthens our work in the communities we serve." ~ Linda Cavaioli, Executive Director, YWCA of Central Massachusetts

JDI Joins MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence in Support of New Bill H3610

JDI has announced its support for H3610An Act Temporarily Preventing Firearm Access for Extremely Dangerous or Suicidal Individuals, sponsored by Rep. Marjorie Decker.

H3610 would allow for family or law enforcement to petition for an extreme risk protection order (ERPO), preventing individuals who are a danger to themselves or others from having access to firearms, ammunition, firearm ID cards, or licenses to carry a firearm. The ERPO would last for one year with the option to continue to renew it if the individual does not meet the burden of proof of no longer being a danger to themselves or others. The court would be tasked with assessing factors such as an individual’s prior violent crime history or mental illness.

JDI joins a the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence in support of this legislation.

H3610 fact sheet available here.

MCPGV ERPO fact sheet available here.

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