The On Guard Initiative is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of mental health and suicide prevention among correction officers and to foster a community of support and appreciation for the work that they do.

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We are now accepting applications for the 2016 On Guard Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any child of a Corrections Officer (active or retired) who will be attending college in Fall 2016 (as a freshman or returning student). Applications are due June 1st.

Download the On Guard 2016 Scholarship Application

Congratulations to Sean Moran, Jr and Kylie Paul

for being selected as the 2015 On Guard Scholarship for $1,000.00 each.
Congratulations to you both and good luck on all your future endeavors!

Sean Moran, Jr

Worcester MA

Attending Westfield State University in the fall where he will study Criminal Justice.

Sean Moran, Jr photo

Kylie Paul

North Attleboro MA

Attending University of California San Diego in the fall where she will study Neuroscience and Physiology.

Kylie Paul photo

Help us help the men and women who put their lives on the line for us everyday.
We are raising $10,000 to help start and maintain the On Guard Emergency Relief Fund. The Fund will provide relief to a CO and their families who are experiencing a hardship. Whether it is loss of work due to illness or injury or disaster such as fire, flooding, we want to make their lives a little bit easier and we need your help to do it.

Any amount can make a difference.

Relief will be distributed monthly when needed in the form of financial aid or gift cards up to $1,500 to CO’s in Massachusetts.
Once half our goal is reached, we will begin accepting applications/nominations.