For Immediate Release - October 15, 2015

Massachusetts Probation Service Hires New Victim Services Coordinator For Agency’s Newly-Established Program

The Massachusetts Probation Service has hired Corrin Nelson as its Victim Services Coordinator for the agency’s first Victim Services Program.

The Victim Services Program is funded by a three-year $319,350 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant awarded by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA), Victim & Witness Assistance Board. Nelson started her new position this week.

“Corinn is an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to the Massachusetts Probation Service and its commitment to serving victims,” said Probation Commissioner Edward J. Dolan. She brings a proven track record of success in the victim services area, which will be invaluable in meeting our mission.”

In this newly created position, Nelson will develop a coordinated strategy to identify and assist crime victims. Her role will include providing direct victim services to Probation offices in the Worcester County area, monitoring victim notification of warrants issued for probationers supervised using electronic monitoring devices, as well as providing training to members of the Massachusetts Probation Service in the areas of victim needs and services.

Prior to accepting this position, Nelson served as the Director of Outreach and Training for the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance. She brings to the job direct victim service experience as the former Victim Services Coordinator at the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance. Nelson was also Victim Witness Advocate at the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. Nelson is a graduate of Bridgewater State University where she earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice.