L. Allsopp, a Middlesex County Juvenile Assistant Chief Probation
Officer, is the recipient of the “Vocational Service Award” presented
by the Rotary Club of Cambridge. Allsopp was recognized for his
exemplary work and his commitment to the Cambridge community and
a 20-year employee of the Massachusetts Probation Service, was
one of three honorees recognized for “Vocational Service” by the
Rotary Club. Each year, the Rotary Club honors citizens who demonstrate
success in the areas of, Vocational Service, according to Robert
Mansfield, chairman of the Vocational Service Award Selection
Committee and past Rotary Club president.
choose recipients who love what they do and who have a positive
impact on the community and people they service. This year, the
Vocational Service Committee decided to honor and recognize employees
of the local court system,” Mansfield said.
Juvenile County Chief Probation Officer Gilbert “Gil” Sakakeeny
presented the award to Allsopp at the ceremony. It was Sakakeeny
who nominated him for the award.
is a man of honor and integrity. He is extremely knowledgeable
in his field, compassionate and above all, fair to his staff and
the community,” Sakakeeny said. Allsopp joined the Massachusetts
Probation Service as an intern when he was enrolled at Northeastern
University where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice in 1980.
He is a 1975 graduate of Rindge Technical High School. Allsop
became a Probation Officer in 1980. He worked directly with Cambridge
youths in the Cambridgeport area of Cambridge for nearly 15 years.
In 1998, Allsopp became an Assistant Chief Probation Officer in
1998, splitting his time between the Cambridge and Framingham
offices of the Middlesex County Juvenile Court.
is married to Eunice (Christian) Allsopp, also a native Cantabridgian.
They have one child.