The program showcased all departments at the courthouse and highlighted ways court personnel are positively affecting the community. 

Click the links below to see the event program and presentation:

Event program pdf format of Greenfield program
 

Event presentation pdf format of Greenfield event deck
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Chief Carey speaks at event in Franklin County.
Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey addresses the standing-room-only crowd. Court Administrator Harry Spence and Chief Justice Carey gave opening remarks. Both lauded the collaborative efforts of the community, public agencies, and the court in Franklin County. "For 20 years you have led the way in the Commonwealth," Chief Justice Carey said. "You've long held the view that criminal justice issues should be dealt with collectively, not in department silos."
Senate President Rosenberg, Judge Mazanec
From left, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg of Amherst with Greenfield District Court First Justice William Mazanec III. At the end of the event, Senator Rosenberg stood and told the audience: "This is one of the most powerful one-and-a-half hours I've spent in a long time. You've done an absolutely remarkable job helping those most in need."
Judge Crawford and Harry Spence
Court Administrator Harry Spence speaks with Franklin County Probate & Family Court First Justice Beth Crawford. Judge Crawford spoke about innovations happening at her court, including onsite pre-trial dispute resolution and mediation programs, both of which are offered free to litigants. She also applauded the efforts of the Greenfield Court Service Center, saying it "has made all the difference" for the many pro se litigants who come to court.
Judge Walsh with CO Wickles
Regional Administrative Justice and Holyoke District Court First Justice Maureen Walsh with Franklin County Chief Court Officer Mark Wickles.
Court officers in Greenfield
Among those handling security at the busy courthouse with Chief Court Officer Wickles were, from left: Court Officer Kenneth Krupa, Assistant Chief Court Officer Robert Haygood II, Court Officer Linda Patten, and Court Officer Jeffrey Baker. Officer Haygood spoke to attendees about Security's efforts to treat people who are subject to a Section 35 order "with respect and sensitivity. We take the extra effort to be as caring and compassionate as possible, especially while they are in lock-up," he said.
Merrigan with Kent
John Merrigan, Franklin County Register of Probate with Attorney Lisa Kent, who attended the event on behalf of the Franklin County Bar Association. Register Merrigan, who helped organize the event, has worked over the past several years to foster cross-court collaborative efforts in Franklin County.
Councilwoman Ricketts with PO Singer
From left, Greenfield City Councilwoman Penny Ricketts and Probation Officer Linda Singer of the Franklin County Probate & Family Court. Ms. Ricketts continues to assist court leaders with local community issues such as arranging for public transportation to the courthouse's temporary location, improving accessibility for residents of Greenfield and surrounding areas. The Greenfield court's renovation project should be complete by late 2016.
Kate Shapiro gives tour to local representatives
From left, Kate Shapiro, Greenfield Court Service Center Manager, gives a tour of the center to Representatives Paul Mark of Peru and Stephen Kulik of Worthington. Representative Kulik is the Vice Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee.