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|June 27 2006
||Coria Holland, Director of Communications
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KEVIN DUGGAN, STATEWIDE PROGRAM
Kevin Duggan, a Statewide Program Supervisor
for the Trial Court Community Service Program, died unexpectedly
A wake will be held at the Pyne Keohane Funeral
Home, 21 Emerald Street, in Hingham on Thursday, June 29th.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will take
place at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 30, at St. Paul Catholic
Church, 147 North Street, Hingham.
Duggan first became the statewide supervisor
for the Trial Court Community Service Program on March
6, 1998. He began his career with the Massachusetts Probation
Service on September 1, 1977 as a Probation Officer at
Marlboro District Court. In 1983, he transferred to Suffolk
Superior Court where he also worked as a Probation Officer.
As the statewide supervisor for Community
Service, he was known for his commitment to expanding the
use of community service as a criminal justice sanction
throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
"He sought innovative approaches to
the application of community service to promote compliance
with court orders, probation conditions, child support,
and as an alternative means of collecting probation supervision
fees," said Steve Price, Executive Director of the
Office of Community Corrections.
Duggan oversaw a vast number of community
service projects statewide where offenders contribute positively
to the community by performing hundreds of thousands of
hours of labor each year. In 2005, offenders performed
more than 300,000 hours of work at community service sites
throughout the state. Community Service projects ranged
from snow removal, landscaping, and general maintenance
to the unloading, sorting and distribution of donated food
to needy families during the holiday season.
Duggan was a tireless advocate of the program
and its benefits to the public and the offenders who were
ordered to do community service.
In an interview about the program last year,
he said, "The work offenders do in the community
service program saves agencies, cities, and towns, and
community organizations millions of dollars in manpower.
The offenders who perform these jobs give back to the communities
by enhancing it physically. They also learn valuable skills
and gain a sense of accomplishment."
Duggan added, "When the general public
sees offenders in the community doing work, they will witness
first hand the courts holding offenders accountable for
He leaves his wife, Katie, and two children,
Kerry and Sean.