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Essex Juvenile Chief Probation Officer Daniel Passacantilli
Is Honored by Peers with the Jim Minton Excellence Award
|Left to right are Dedham District Court Chief Probation Officer and Chiefs Association President Rita McCarthy, Dan Passacantilli, and Probation Commissioner Ronald P. Corbett Jr.
Essex County Juvenile Chief Probation Officer Daniel Passacantilli was recently honored with the 2011 Jim Minton Excellence Award at the Chief Probation Officers’ Association’s Annual Meeting at the Henderson House in Weston, MA.
Passacantilli is a 40-year employee of the Massachusetts Probation Service.
The Jim Minton Award was established in the memory of the Brookline District Court Chief Probation Officer and long-time member of the Chief Probation Officers’ Association. The Award is presented each year by the Association.
“Dan’s leadership, dedication and contributions to the Probation Service have been an example to all,” said Association President Rita McCarthy, Dedham District Court Chief Probation Officer.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected by my peers for this worthy award,” Passacantilli said.
He began his tenure with the Massachusetts Probation Service in 1971 as a Boston Juvenile Court Probation Officer. Passacantilli later served as an Assistant Chief Probation Officer in the Court where he also worked as executive director of the Citizenship Group. In 1997, he was appointed Chief Probation Officer of the Essex Juvenile Court.
A 1971 graduate of Boston State College (University of Massachusetts-Boston), Passacantilli is a member of the New England Council of Crime and Delinquency and the Chief Probation Officers’ Association where he has served on the Executive Board and the Legislative Committee as well as chairperson of the Legal Defense Committee. Passacantilli is one of the founders of the Lawrence Youth Court, the first in Massachusetts.
In the community, Passacantilli is a member of the Suffolk University Institutional Master Plan Committee. He has also served as vice-president of the North End Union, Vice-President of the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and chairperson of the Youth Affairs and Manpower Committee at ABCD. He is also a founding member of the Board of Trustees of STEP (Sobriety Treatment Education Program).