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|January 9, 2004
Holland, Director of Communications
COMMISSIONER TO HONOR EMPLOYEES
Commissioner of Probation John J. O'Brien will
honor 13 Probation Officers and 14 Support Staff employees
from courts throughout the Commonwealth during a special
Statehouse Ceremony on Friday, January 16.
The Massachusetts Probation Service
Employee Recognition Award Ceremony in the Great
Hall is being held to acknowledge Probation Officers and
their work in communities throughout the state. The important
efforts of support staff, who are instrumental in the operation
of the agency, will be recognized as well.
"Probation Officers play a major role in law
enforcement efforts to cut down on crime and keep communities
safe. Support Staff members help our agency to run efficiently
and effectively. I am proud of our employees and the important
work that they do," said Commissioner O'Brien.
Probation Officer honorees include R.
Wayne Chase, Orleans District; Donald
Wright, Pittsfield District; Cheryl
Beauregard, Bristol Juvenile; Tim
Meyers, Essex Juvenile; Mark St.
Amand, Franklin/Hampshire Juvenile; Jane
Pendergast, Northampton District; Thomas
O'Neill, Hampden Juvenile; Timothy
Mouth, Middlesex Juvenile; Maureen
Blair, Brookline District; Jeffrey
Foote, Plymouth Juvenile; Brad
McNichols, West Roxbury District; William
Cantwell, Worcester Juvenile;
and Justin Fasano, Middlesex Probate & Family.
Support Staff honorees include Candace
Houston, Barnstable Juvenile; Suzanne
Wick, Berkshire North District; Mary
Ellen McMahon, Fall River District; Pam
King, Salem District; Debra
Costello, Franklin/Hampshire Juvenile; Sally Wickles, Northampton
District; Marilyn Grant, Hampden Juvenile; Theresa
McConaghy, Somerville District; Linda
Aguiar, Nantucket District; Carol
Queeney, Quincy District; Beverly
Marshall, Hingham District; Judith
Lyons, Chelsea District; Patricia LeBlanc, Fitchburg
District; and Susan Morad, Bristol
Probate and Family.
The Massachusetts Probation Service is a department
of the Massachusetts Trial Court. There are 12 Superior Court,
70 District Court and 12 Probate and Family Court probation
departments throughout the Commonwealth. Probation's Juvenile
Court system includes 11 divisions which represent every
county in the state. The Office of the Commissioner of Probation
(OCP) serves as the central administrative office for the
state Probation service and the Office of Community Corrections
which operates 21 Community Corrections Centers throughout