DA Early gives grants to support Westborough’s Project Graduation

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Sgt. Michael Daniels of the Westborough Police Department and Geoffrey Spofford of Project Graduation accept grant checks from Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.
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Westborough – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. recently presented two grant checks to support Westborough High School’s Project Graduation. These funds will be used to support fun and safe post-graduation activities.

This year, Early’s office has given more than $20,000 to provide programming for 16 different schools across the county.

The two grants were provided to Project Graduation and the Westborough Police Department and totaled $1,500.

“I’m so proud that our office is able to support Project Graduation in their efforts to prevent drinking and driving on graduation night,” Early said. “I think it’s so important that we do everything we can to make sure that our kids have safe, fun post-prom and post-graduation activities. Project Graduation was the inspiration behind our office offering these grants. I saw their program last year and thought this should be a model used across the county.”

In an effort to promote youth safety, Early and his Community Outreach Team have been presenting to teens and their parents across the county about the dangers of mixing drugs and alcohol, social host liability awareness for parents, and distracted driving.

The funding for these grants Early is providing to high schools across the county is made possible through the Drunk Driving Trust Fund, which is a state grant that provides support services and advocacy to victims, witnesses, and their family members of drunk and drugged driving crashes.