Welcome to the website of the Office of the Commissioner of Probation which is comprised of the Massachusetts Probation Service, the Office of Community Corrections, and the Massachusetts Trial Court Community Service Program.
Probation is a court-ordered sentence ordered by a judge. The offender is allowed to remain in the community under the supervision of a Probation Officer.
The primary goal of Probation is to keep communities safe and to provide probationers with the rehabilitative tools they need to live a safe, productive, and law-abiding life.
There are approximately 86,000 individuals under probation supervision in the Commonwealth. Of that number, 80.9 percent are men and 19.1 percent are women.