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|July 30, 2003
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Assistant Chief Probation Officer
Receives National Honor
District Court Assistant Chief Probation Officer Margaret
Oglesby has been named "Outstanding Massachusetts
National Guard Mentor for 2003." A ceremony was held
at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
a member of the 747 Military Police Company with the Massachusetts
Army National Guard, is currently in Afghanistan and was
unable to personally accept the award at the ceremony.
The "Outstanding Massachusetts National Guard" Award is
presented to an individual who has played a major role
as a mentor to women and who has demonstrated superior
accomplishments in his her military career, according to
Tammy Lasley, a spokesperson from the National Guard of
said she was one of more than 200 nominees for the award. "Margaret
Oglesby personified what this award is all about," she
said. "She is very deserving of this honor."
is a 14- year employee of the Massachusetts Probation Service.
She began her probation career as a probation officer at
Springfield District Court. She later worked as a probation
officer in Norfolk Probate & Family Court, later returning
to Springfield District where she became an Assistant Chief
Probation Officer in 1999.
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
offices 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 23 Community Corrections Centers
throughout the state.