May 30, 2013
Chief Justice Robert Mulligan and Chief Justice Paula Carey today announced formation of an interdepartmental committee focused on the institutionalization and propagation of the Changing Lives Through Literature program.
“We believe that this is a transformative program for probationers, probation officers, judges and court staff, that has a beneficial impact on recidivism,” said Chief Justice Mulligan.
“We have formed a committee to ensure that this program emerges from the shadows, is more widely used, and receives the support it deserves.”
The committee will focus on publicizing the programs presently underway and will plan an educational program for the fall to give other judges and participants information and support to allow them to effectively implement a program. The first meeting of the Committee will be held on June 6th in Boston.
Changing Lives Through Literature Committee
Boston Municipal Court
Hon. Rosalyn Miller, chair (Dorchester)
Hon. Lynn Rooney (Lowell)
Hon. Dyanne Klein (Newton)
Hon. James J. Torney
Probate & Family Court
Hon. Angela Ordoñez (Norfolk County)
Hon. Robert Kane (Bristol County)
Hon. Kathe Tuttman (Middlesex County)
CPO Deirdre Kennedy (Dorchester)
PO Wayne St. Pierre (New Bedford)
Prof. Jean Trounstine, Middlesex Comm. College
Prof. Robert Waxler, UMass/Dartmouth
Prof. Kathleen Aguero, Middlesex Comm. College
Hon. Joseph Dever (retired)
Cmr. Ronald Corbett (retired)