The Office of the Commissioner of Probation (OCP), a department of the Massachusetts Trial Court, is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Massachusetts Probation Service (MPS) and the Office of the Community Corrections (OCC), which includes 105 probation departments and 18 community corrections centers across the state, the Electronic Monitoring Center and the Trial Court Community Service Program.
Probation officers working in adult criminal courts (Superior Court, Boston Municipal Court, and District Court) supervise pre-trial and post-disposition cases.
Juvenile Court Probation Departments supervise children, adolescents and young adults involved in delinquent, youthful and status-offending behavior. Juvenile probation officers also monitor the welfare of children who are before the Juvenile Court as subjects of parental abuse and neglect.
Probate and Family Court Probation Departments have jurisdiction over family matters such as: divorce, paternity, child support, custody, visitation, adoption, termination of parental rights and abuse prevention orders. Probation and Family Court probation officers investigate custody issues, resolve disputes regarding visitation and enforce court orders regarding child support, conduct drug testing and supervise job search activities.
The Office of Community Corrections (OCC) is a division of the MPS. There are 18 Community Corrections Centers including one Juvenile Resource Center. The centers offer structured treatment and services throughout the day to support positive behavior change and serve as an alternative to incarceration. The OCC manages the Trial Court Community Service Program.
The Massachusetts Trial Court Community Service Program offers court-involved people an opportunity to perform court ordered community service hours. Community service participants are supervised by probation staff at numerous locations around the Commonwealth.
The Electronic Monitoring Center (ELMO) is responsible for monitoring people with court ordered GPS and/or remote alcohol monitoring. The Center actively monitors these people 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a comprehensive process to immediately respond to compliance issues. Read more about ELMO
Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners
Commissioner - Edward J. Dolan
First Deputy Commissioner - Lydia Todd
Deputy Commissioner of Field Services - Dianne Fasano
Deputy Commissioner of Legal Services - Crispin Birnbaum
Deputy Commissioner of Programs - Michael Coelho
Regional (County) and Statewide Supervisors
Regional and Statewide Supervisors oversee and manage the operations of Probation Departments in their respective regions.
District Court Region 1- Pamerson Ifill
District Court Region 2- Harriet Beasley
District Court Region 3- Jeff Akers
District Court Region 4- Brian Murphy
District Court Region 5- Elizabeth Daigneault
District Court Region 6- Francine Ryan
Boston Municipal Court Department- Renee Payne
Superior Court Department- Andy Peck
Juvenile Court Department- John Millett
Probate and Family Court Department- Richard O’Neil