Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, July 29, 2022 Sheriff Koutoujian accepted into Natl. Assoc. of Counties’ Familiar Faces Leadership Network to expand data-sharing efforts across behavioral health and justice systems M IDDLESEX COUNTY, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff ’s Offi ce announced on Tuesday, July 26, that Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is joining a select group of local offi cials as the inaugural cohort of the National Association of Counties’ Familiar Faces Leadership Network for their commitment to improving life outcomes for high-needs residents with complex behavioral health conditions. The Familiar Faces Initiative (FFI): Improving Outcomes through Coordinated Health and Justice Systems was launched in May of this year by the National Association of Counties to support and empower communities to share data between health and justice systems and coordinate care options for individuals with complex health and behavioral health conditions. The primary focus is on individuals who frequently cycle through jails, homeless shelters, emergency departments and other crisis services. Sheriff Koutoujian has led Middlesex County in efforts to improve life outcomes for residents who have become familiar faces to local services and providers and has joined this Network to strengthen and expand Middlesex County’s ability to share cross-system data to identify familiar faces and align systems to improve outcomes for the highest-need residents. “The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, local law enforcement partners and behavANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $4.099 Mid Unleaded $4.459 Super $4.939 Diesel Fuel $4.899 44 Years of Excellence!! 1978-2022 KERO $8.99 DEF $4.75 9 DYED ULS $4.249 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! DEF Available by Pump! 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But the most interesting part of the text states, “I am meeting the private eye this afternoon to discuss strategy about surveilling our friend locally.” Doing as he’s told In many of the texts obtained by The Everett Advocate, Philbin texts Resnek on June 29, 2021 stating that City Clerk Sergio Cornelio, who Resnek refers to as “No B@&#s” in a Sept. 2, 2021 text, their pawn to take down the mayor in their Corey St. commercial property deal, was voted president of the Mass. Clerk Society. “Give him a call and let’s give him a Huge Blow J@b for it…” states Philbin. “Of course,” replied Resnek. 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Through our participation in the Familiar Faces Leadership Network, I believe we will be able to expand and enhance the incredible efforts that are already underway across Middlesex County.” As a participant of the Familiar Faces Leadership Network, Sheriff Koutoujian will engage with fellow elected offi cials from across the counSheriff Peter J. Koutoujian try who are building similar efforts in their jurisdictions. They will participate in peer site visits to communities with model data-sharing practices and receive technical assistance from FFI Advisory Board members. “I look forward to sharing the groundbreaking programs we have launched here in Middlesex County and learning from the innovative projects our colleagues across the nation have implemented,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Through open and honest dialogue discussing challenges we have faced and how we have been able to overcome them, I believe we will pave a path for jurisdictions across the country to improve public health and safety in communities large and small.” Local leaders participating in this network represent jurisdictions ranging in size and geographic location from the City of Issaquah, Wash., which has a population of 38,000, to Contra Costa County, Calif., with a population of 1.2 million. 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