Edward Davis, departing Boston Police Commissioner, has accepted a consulting position with Community Resources for Justice, a Boston human service and research group, reports the Boston Globe. Davis, who will step down next week after a seven-year tenure, will help former convicts transition back to their communities through a network of halfway houses. He will also work with the group's Crime and Justice Institute, a research and policy arm that focuses on public policy.”
The combination of his valuable experience, insight, and his network of fellow professionals will help to advance our mission of improving public safety both locally and nationally,” said Scott Harshbarger, chairman of the group's board and former Massachusetts attorney general. Davis, 57, will work part time conducting research and working directly with incarcerated men and women at the halfway houses. Davis and John Larivee, the group's chief executive, have known each other for years. Davis also accepted a fellowship at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.