Kelley Sweeney, Acting Chief of Transitional Services


The Transitional Services Unit is responsible for preparing all state and county parole release, revocation, and rescission cases to be heard by the Massachusetts Parole Board or one of the agency's hearing examiners. Transitional services staff calculate parole eligibility dates and track all parole-eligible inmates.

Transitional parole officers and their support staff work at all of the major state and county correctional facilities in Massachusetts and compile the necessary data for the board members or hearing examiner to make an informed, balanced judgment. Along with compiling this data, staff prepare inmates for release by organizing home and work plans, identifying special needs and referring individuals to specialized programs.

The Transitional Services Unit also play a critical role in notifying Criminal Offender Record Information [CORI ] certified victims and their families of parole hearing dates and outcomes.