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,

Who Are We? Meet The Trainers!

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Stacey L. Gay, M.S.

Stacey Gay received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in 1996. She has 22 years of experience working therapeutically with children and families in a variety of settings, including: foster care setting, clinic setting, school setting and early… Read more

Sarah Lunday Sarah Lunday, LICSW

Sarah Lunday, LICSW has worked for JRI at SE BHC for 4 years starting as an IHT and OPT clinician and moving up to the clinical director position that she is currently in. Sarah has also has a private practice in Pembroke specializing in working with young children and adult females… Read more

Tiffany Naste Tiffany Naste, LICSW

Tiffany Naste, LICSW, is the Director for Clinical Services and Training for the Community Based Services Division of JRI.  She has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings including… Read more

Linda Gowen Linda Gowen, BS Paralegal, Assistant Director of Educational Advocate

Linda Gowen has a B.S. in Paralegal Studies from UMass Boston and has been with JRI for 18 years. She has worked as an advocate for students with special needs for over 30 years and has been a member of the Human Rights Committee for the ARC of Northern Bristol County for 10… Read more

Heather Escandel Heather Escandel, LMHC

Heather attended advanced Wraparound Train the Trainer Certification through Vroon VanDenBerg LLP; an international consulting company that offers a full range of services and training to support communities to improve systems of care through the use of the Wraparound Approach. For the past… 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.