The Office of the Commissioner of Probation (OCP) is a department of the Massachusetts Trial Court. The OCP includes the Massachusetts Probation Service and the Office of the Community Corrections (OCC). The Massachusetts Trial Court Community Service Program is part of OCC.

In Massachusetts, there are 105 separate Probation departments throughout the 12 counties, eight divisions of the Boston Municipal Court (BMC); 12 Superior; 62 District; 11 Juvenile; and 12 Probate & Family courts.

Superior Court Probation Officers supervise the most serious felony cases.

District and Boston Municipal (BMC) Court Probation Officers supervise criminal cases.

Juvenile Court Probation Officers supervise children, adolescents and young adults involved in delinquent, youthful and status-offending behavior, as well as, monitor the welfare of children who are before Juvenile Court as subjects of parental abuse and neglect.

Probate & Family Court Officers are involved in assisting the court in civil matters such as domestic issues, divorce, paternity, guardianship and adoption. Probate & Family Court Probation Officers are asked to perform tasks such as investigating custody issues, resolving disputes regarding visitation and enforcing court orders regarding child support as well as drug testing and supervision of job search activity.

The Office of Community Corrections is a division of the Commissioner of Probation. There are 18 Community Corrections Centers, including Juvenile and Women’s Resource Centers, serve as alternative to incarceration.

Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners

Commissioner Edward J. Dolan

First Deputy Commissioner Crystal D. Collier

Deputy Commissioner of Field Services Dianne Fasano

Deputy Commissioner of Legal Services Crispin Birnbaum

Regional (County) Administrators

Regional Administrators manage the operations of the Probation Departments in the following counties:

Barnstable, the Islands (Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket), Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth County – Harriet Beasley

Berkshire and Hampshire County – Francine Ryan

Franklin and Hampden County – Edward Driscoll

Essex County – Jeffrey Akers

Juvenile – John Millett

Middlesex – Brian Murphy

Probate & Family – Richard E. O’Neil

Suffolk County – Mark McHale

Worcester County – Elizabeth Daignault