Roundtable Programs

Each year the Roundtable presents a series of educational programs about the various types of abuse for our local communities. Topics vary annually.


2016 Programs

Matthew Swoveland, Director of Youth and Prevention Programs at The Second Step
gave a presentation on “Reframing Masculinity-Vulnerability and Responsibility

in which he discussed how men and boys can be helped to own both their vulnerability and their strength

Local Police Chiefs spoke to the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable
about the importance of Community-Police Partnerships to address Domestic Violence



Previous Roundtable Programs


 “Understanding the Landscape for Preventing and Addressing Domestic Violence”

The first program in the series focused on the law. Massachusetts recently passed new domestic violence legislation. Attendees learned about this comprehensive law and the impact it could have for legal and educational systems, for employers, and for each of us.

Panelists for the evening’s discussion were: Moderator, Beth Butler, Wayland Resident; Marian Ryan, Middlesex County District Attorney; Robert Irving, Wayland Police Chief; Thomas Conroy, State Representative for the 13th Middlesex District; and Attorney Isabelle Thacker, Director of The Second Step’s “Steps to Justice Program.

The second program featured local service providers in a program entitled: You Are Not Alone: A Conversation about Community Supports for Survivors of Abuse and the People Who Care About Them.

The third and final program in the series featured a discussion of “ What An Ideal Violence Prevention Program in Our Communities Should Look Like.”