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In the news: Tracy Litthcut and Rufus J. Faulk

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Mayor Martin Walsh announced Tracy Litthcut and Rufus Faulk as co-directors of the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety. The Mayor’s Office of Public Safety studies, develops, and puts in place violence intervention along with prevention programs and policies. The Office of Public Safety includes the Office of Returning Citizens, which supports those who return to Boston after being released from state, federal and county incarceration facilities each year, and works to help those who were previously incarcerated. The office also includes My Brother’s Keeper, a national initiative that addresses persistent opportunity gaps faced by young men of color.

Tracy Litthcut is the former director of Youth Services and deputy director of Youth and Young Adult Development, and has over 25 years of executive level public and nonprofit management experience. He is a recognized national expert on juvenile justice and public safety policy, in addition to being a recipient of the Clinton administration’s Innovation in American Government Award and the Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dreamer Award.

“I’m proud to be able to serve the residents of Boston, and use my national and local experience to help create safer lives for all our residents,” said Litthcut.

Rufus J. Faulk is the former director of victim services at the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, and was previously the program director at the Boston Ten Point Coalition, responsible for development and initiating of the Boston TenPoint Coalition’s youth violence reduction plan, targeting some of Boston’s most proven at-risk adolescents and young adults. Faulk has over ten years of experience leading services for vulnerable populations, and will receive his doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University this summer.

“I look forward to joining Mayor Walsh, Tracy Litthcut and Boston’s public safety agencies as we work to provide more opportunities to Boston’s young people, and end the cycle of violence and trauma,” said Faulk.

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