On February 14, Rachael Rollins, United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, held a small group discussion and Q&A with Anna Maria College students in the criminal justice, social work and public safety programs. Ms. Rollins came to campus after a day of meetings with law enforcement and justice officials in Worcester County. Her nomination as U.S. Attorney was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December and this visit was one of her first public stops in Central Massachusetts.

Attorney Rollins shared her career journey as a biracial woman and attorney who first was elected to public office when she was 46 years old. She discussed a variety of headline topics, including human trafficking, addressing violent versus non-violent crimes, mental health responses, collaborating with social workers in law enforcement, and criminal justice reform.  

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Levy also attended the discussion. Anna Maria College President Mary Lou Retelle, Board Chair John Spillane and Board Member and Worcester Chamber President Tim Murray welcomed the Justice Department officials and updated them on the College’s programs. The event was quickly put together by Assistant Vice President for Public Safety Program Michael Stevens and faculty and staff from the criminal justice and social work departments. 

Complete coverage of the event is available at:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: https://www.telegram.com/story/news/2022/02/16/u-s-attorney-rachael-rollins-anna-maria-were-midst-civil-rights-movement-lifetime-suffolk-county-dis/6785071001/

Spectrum TV News: https://spectrumnews1.com/ma/worcester/news/2022/02/14/us-attorney-rachael-rollins-anna-maria-college