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Cicilline, Local Officials to Announce $413K in Federal Funding for Continuation and Expansion of Police Go Team

PROVIDENCE, RI– Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) will join this Tuesday, April 12, 2022, with Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI), local law enforcement, and local elected officials to announce new federal funding for Family Service of Rhode Island’s Police Go Team. Congressman Cicilline secured $413,000 for this project in the recently passed omnibus spending bill. The project was one of ten community projects the Congressman recommended to the Appropriations Committee. All ten of the Congressman’s projects were funded.

FSRI’s Police Go Team provides trauma-trained clinicians and liaisons to partner with police to respond, on-scene, to children and families exposed to violence. The objective of the Police Go Team is to prevent the consequences of traumatic events in the lives of children and adults in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls via immediate social service response to violent crime. The collective trauma of COVID-19, and its acute impacts in diverse communities, has heightened the demand for assistance through FSRI Police Go Teams. At the same time, the Police Go Team provides a trauma-informed program that can help bring law enforcement and community members together. The $413,000 provided through the federal spending package for Fiscal Year 2022 will help FSRI Police Go Teams meet increased demand in their service cities for immediate assistance in response to domestic violence, sexual assaults, and other crime scenes, as well as mental health crises.


  • Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01)
  • Margaret Holland McDuff, Chief Executive Officer, FSRI
  • Rachel Caruso, Police Go Team, FSRI
  • Col. Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Chief of Police, Providence Police Department
  • Tina Goncalves, Chief of Police, Pawtucket Police Department
  • Col. Anthony Roberson, Chief of Police, Central Falls Police Department
  • Mayor Jorge Elorza, City of Providence
  • Mayor Donald Grebien, City of Pawtucket
  • Mayor Maria Rivera, City of Central Falls

What: Presentation of $413,000 in federal funding for Family Service of Rhode Island’s Police Go Team

Family Service of Rhode Island
134 Thurbers Avenue, Providence RI 02905
(parking is available in the lot off of Eddy Street)
*Masks are required while inside the facility*

When: Tuesday, April 12 | 11AM