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|May 19, 2008
Director of Communications
PROBATION EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARD HONOREES
ARE FETED AT STATEHOUSE CEREMONY
More than 200 people attended
the sixth Annual Probation Employee Recognition
Awards Ceremony at the State House on Friday.
The event also featured the presentation of
the second annual Kevin Duggan Community Service
The 2008 Probation Awards Ceremony
marked the first time that honorees were chosen
by their colleagues as the nomination process
was open to all Massachusetts Trial Court employees
to select a Probation employee for this award.
Award recipients were nominated by judges,
support staff personnel, probation officers,
assistant chief probation officers and clerk
magistrates. In the past, only chief probation
officers nominated employees for the award.
Probation Officer II’s
dominated the 2008 Probation Awards. Among
the 22 honorees were seven probation officer
II’s, six probation officers; three associate
probation officers; two support staff employees;
two assistant chief probation officers; and
two first assistant chief probation officers.
The seven probation officer II
award recipients are Ralph Pena Jr., Orleans
District Court; Donelle M. Gomes, Fall River
District Court; Sharon Crowley, Haverhill District
Court; Barry Sullivan, Hingham District Court;
Kevin Brennan, Boston Municipal Court (BMC)-West
Roxbury; Steve Koenig, Norfolk County Superior
Court; and John Christopher, BMC-Dorchester.
Six probation officers were honored.
The probation officer honorees were Clifford
Flynn, Southern Berkshire County District Court;
Sandra Adams, Attleboro District Court; Kerrin
Costello, Essex County Juvenile Court; Linda
Singer, Franklin County Probate & Family
Court; Christopher Gray, Plymouth County Juvenile
Court; and Edwin Welch, Middlesex County Probate & Family
The three associate probation
officers who received recognition were Leanne
Potter, Barnstable County Juvenile Court-Plymouth
site; John Mandragouras, Ipswich District Court;
and Laura Garrant, Hampshire Probate & Family
Lynn McGovern, a probation officer
manager at Attleboro District Court, and Erica
Vicente, a probation case coordinator at Middlesex
County Juvenile Court-Cambridge site, were
the support staff honorees.
The assistant chief probation
officer award recipients were Peter Kotch of
Franklin/ Hampshire Juvenile Court and William
Wickman of Dedham District Court.
Anh Vu of BMC- West Roxbury and
Steven K. McKeown of Worcester County Juvenile
Court, both first assistant chief probation
officers, were also honored at the ceremony.
The recipient of the Kevin Duggan
Community Service Award was William D. Gale,
Berkshire County Juvenile Court Chief Probation
to photos of Award Honorees