Barbara Morton

Regional Director, State Department of Youth Services, Worcester County

Now I just think we need to look at workplaces through an equity and justice lens and see if there’s bias there. And if it is there, I need to do a better job.

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Born in 1959, Barbara Morton grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts in the Burncoat area. Barbara’s education consists of St. Peter Marian Central Catholic High School and then for college Barbara went to UMass Amherst and then postgraduate school at Suffolk University. Barbara is the Regional Director for the State Department of Youth Services for the Worcester County which she discusses her passion for in this interview. She stresses in the interview that it is important to start talking about difficult conversations and helping people. Everyone has tragedy in their life and Barbara conveys an aptitude and genuine love for her craft of helping kids through it, and enjoying every second of her job. Most people try reach for a goal to work a job they love and live for, and Barbara is the epitome of this ideal.

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October 12, 2018
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