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Governor’s Prevention Partnership Appoints New Program Manager

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Carlos Reinoso Jr.

In their continual effort to expand youth mentoring and prevention strategies in Connecticut, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership (The Partnership) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Reinoso Jr. as Program Manager of Prevention Services and Partnerships.

In this role, Reinoso will provide broad support across the organization, as well as manage The Partnership’s relationship with the Hartford Public Schools and launch a Latino youth and family prevention initiative in Hartford. He will assist with the creation of a mentoring hub in Waterbury, support current and upcoming legislative advocacy, and help strengthen school partnerships in Connecticut’s alliance districts. He has a wealth of experience as a former Regional Action Council (RAC) Director and more recently as a Director of the School-Based Health Centers in Norwalk, CT.

Reinoso has been in the field of Human Services and Education since 1998 and has extensive knowledge of prevention, education, community engagement and advocacy. His experience encompasses working with the CT Juvenile Justice System, Public Health System, Community Health System, CT, Public School System, Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

“Carlos has a real passion for prevention and has always enjoyed working with the most challenging, underserved communities at risk,” said Jill Spineti, The Partnership’s president and CEO.  “His knowledge of cultural competency, along with his prevention and outreach experience, has shown to effectively reach those communities and individuals most in need.”

Reinoso has served as a national and statewide trainer for providers on the topic of prevention and culturally competency, as well as legislative advocacy efforts.   He has a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor’s of Science in a dual major of Psychology and Human Services, with additional certifications and training in Behavioral Healthcare, Gerontology and Mental Health First Aid. A resident of Monroe, Reinoso is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.

Created in 1989, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership equips, empowers, and connects organizations, communities and families to prevent substance abuse, underage drinking and violence among youth and to promote positive outcomes for all young people in Connecticut. Co-chaired by Governor Malloy and a local business leader, the organization supports over 150 mentoring programs statewide and works to promote and expand mentoring opportunities for youth. Visit www.preventionworksct.org or Mentoring.org.

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