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Justice Resource Institute prioritizes empowerment through education and advanced training. JRI is exceedingly focused on creating opportunities for growth and advancement for our staff and in partnership with the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on attaining excellence through cutting edge clinical interventions and educational strategies. Our senior training faculty is committed to bringing training opportunities to those outside of our agency to expand the network of care for the individuals we serve.

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Training Contact:  For questions regarding trainings or to schedule a training please contact: 

Tara Sagor



  Tara Sagor, CAGS, LMHC

  Director of Training & Trauma Response

  (781) 559-4900 x3323,  tsagor@jri.org

Who Are We? Meet The Trainers!

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Heather Anapo Heather Anapo

Heather Anapo is an Early Childhood Consultant and Trainer with JRI’s Early Childhood Training and Consultation Program.  She has her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has been in the Early Childhood Field for over 20 years and has worn many… Read more

Sara Alexander Sara Alexander

Sara Alexander earned her Massachusetts Early Childhood (Pre-K-2) Teaching License in 2009 at Wheaton College and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Roger Williams University in 2014. She has been working with children for over 14 years and has experience… Read more

Lakia Small Lakia Small
Merrie Mackenzie Merrie Mackenzie

Merrie Mackenzie is an Early Childhood Consultant and Trainer with JRI’s Early Childhood Training and Consultation Program.  She has her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Preschool to 2nd grade.  Her role in this capacity is to support and coach… Read more

Rachel Weidenfeld Rachel Weidenfeld

Rachel Weidenfeld, MSW, MPH is the Director of Community Health at Justice Resource Institute Health Division and manages training and technical assistance for the division. She is a public… Read more



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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.