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Norfolk District Attorney Chipping In for After the Prom Party

Norfolk DA's office helps fund the Brookline High School after-prom party with Project Prom Sense grant for a second year.

After students have danced all night at prom, the District Attorney hopes they will come to his party--more accurately, one he is helping fund.

Food, drinks and decorations for the post-prom event will be in part funded by the Project Prom Sense grant of $250 DA Michael Morrissey delivered to BHS on Friday. The party is an all-night substance- and alcohol-free party scheduled to run until 5 a.m., according to the calendar on the High School website

“We know that providing prom-goers with alcohol- and drug-free post prom events cuts into the pressure to drink that night, and increases the odds that students will avoid taking chances on the road or elsewhere,” District Attorney Morrissey said in a press release. 

He added, “I am pleased to support Brookline’s commitment to making this a safe night again this year.”

Brookline High's parent-teacher organization also has a website with information for interested parents about donating to the party, or volunteering to help organize or help run the events there. 

The following is a press release from the District Attorney's Office:

After-prom party gets support from DA Morrissey–again

Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey was at Brookline High Friday and took the opportunity to deliver the “Project Prom Sense” grant he awarded Brookline again this year, helping fund the food and supplies for the substance-free post-prom event June 5.

“We know that providing prom-goers with alcohol- and drug-free post prom events cuts into the pressure to drink that night, and increases the odds that students will avoid taking chances on the road or elsewhere,” District Attorney Morrissey said.  “I am pleased to support Brookline’s commitment to making this a safe night again this year.”

Morrissey had awarded Brookline a grant in the same $250 amount for last year’s post prom party. Both were drawn from monies forfeited by drug dealers prosecuted by his office and dedicated to crime and harm prevention - not from tax dollars.

B-CASA social worker Kendell Jones and June Harris, the parent outreach coordinator for the public schools, attended the Underage Drinking Prevention Conference District Attorney Morrissey hosted in Wrentham in September. The event included presentations on prom and graduation season safety, according to Morrissey. “Brookline is obviously pursuing opportunities to keep its students safe,” Morrissey said.  “I urge parents to encourage their teens to take part in this safe event.”

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