A new specialty court session, led by Franklin Probate and Family Court First Justice Beth Crawford, marked its official opening at a ceremony in June at Greenfield Community College. The session addresses the needs of court-involved parents struggling with substance use disorders and their families. 

Learn more: Franklin Family Drug Court Opens

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From left, Judicial Case Manager Jodie Nolan, Assistant Chief Probation Officer Linda Springer, Assistant Judicial Case Manager Alexa Flanders and Franklin Register of Probate John Merrigan talk before the ceremony.
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From left, Department of Revenue Western Regional Counsels Lori Sperazzo and Sara McCollum speak with Franklin Probate and Family Court Chief Probation Officer Bette Babinski.
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Franklin County Probation Officer Jen Neumann speaks with Commissioner of Probation Ed Dolan.
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Franklin Probate and Family Sessions Clerk Maureen McMahon with Greenfield Chief Court Officer Helen Mary Kelly.
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From left, Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan, Attorney General Maura Healey, Franklin Probate and Family First Justice Beth Crawford, and Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey.