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|August 7, 2003
Holland, Director of Communications
Municipal P.O. Named to Governor's Commission
on Criminal Justice Innovation
Turner, a Boston Municipal Court Probation Officer, has
been appointed to Governor Mitt Romney's Commission on
Criminal Justice Innovation which was established to find
ways to improve safety for citizens in the state.
Turner will serve
on the Urban Crime Strategies sub-committee. The committee will research crime
prevention and intervention strategies while sharing information with a cross
section of law enforcement agencies.
An eight-year employee
of the Massachusetts Probation Service, Turner was also one of 11 Suffolk County
Probation Officers who were recognized by U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan for
their dogged efforts to make communities safe.
Each committee member,
according to a letter written by Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, will report
on their own field and make recommendations by the beginning of the year. "We
anticipate that this committee will become a unique forum in which members share
their valuable knowledge and expertise," stated Lt. Governor Healey in a letter
to Turner. "This is an exciting opportunity for public service in our Commonwealth.
We hope that the diversity of professions represented will foster an inter-disciplinary
approach and formulate innovative recommendations on the wide range of criminal
justice problems our state faces."
Turner said of his
appointment, " I am both honored and excited to be selected to serve on this
committee. I look forward to working with members to help make communities safer."
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 22 Community
Corrections Centers throughout the state.