- Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll
- Massachusetts Parole Board
Media Contact for Governor Healey Nominates Fabiola White to Juvenile Court and Edee Alexander to Parole Board
Karissa Hand, Press Secretary
Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey today nominated Fabiola White as Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court and Edith “Edee” Alexander to the Massachusetts Parole Board. The nominees will now be considered by the Governor’s Council for confirmation.
“Fabiola White has shown a lifelong commitment to protecting and supporting children in need of care and I’m confident her experiences will serve her well as an Associate Justice on our Juvenile Court. Similarly, Edee Alexander has dedicated her career to equitable treatment under the law and I am excited to nominate her as a Parole Board Member,” said Governor Healey. “I look forward to hearing from the Governor’s Council as they consider these nominees.”
“We are proud to submit Fabiola White and Edee Alexander to the Governor’s Council for consideration,” said Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll. “They have both dedicated their careers to public service and upholding the law and will be incredible assets to our state’s justice system.”
Fabiola White brings a lifetime of personal and professional experience to the Juvenile Court bench. She emigrated from Haiti to Cambridge as a child and was raised in foster care. She has worked for Massachusetts Probation Services since 2019, first as an Administrative Attorney and currently as Deputy Legal Counsel. Prior to that, she led her own practice where she represented children and families in care and protection proceedings, guardianships, child requiring assistance and delinquency proceedings in the Cambridge and Boston Juvenile Courts. In addition, she represented adults in criminal cases in the Cambridge and Chelsea district courts. She previously worked for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office as a Victim Witness Advocate in Suffolk Superior court, Chelsea District Court and the Boston Municipal Courts. While at the district attorney’s office she worked part-time at the “Meeting Place” as a Child Access Supervisor where she facilitated and documented child-parent interactions in court ordered supervised visits. Attorney White is also a council member of the Massachusetts Bar Associations Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Section Council and a member of Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association. She has a B.A in Criminal Justice from Lasell College, M.A in Criminal Justice from Suffolk University and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law. Attorney White lives in Medford with her husband and three children.
The mission of the Juvenile Court is to protect children from abuse and neglect, to promote opportunities for children to reside in safe, stable, permanent family environments, to strengthen families, to rehabilitate juveniles, and to protect the public from delinquent and criminal behavior. The Juvenile Court Department has jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters including delinquencies, youthful offender cases, care and protection matters and children requiring assistance cases. It has 42 judges, including the Chief Justice, sitting in over 40 courthouses.
For more information about the Juvenile Court, visit its homepage.
Edee Alexander has been a leader in her community for decades. She currently works as a Probation Officer for the Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court, where she assists in running the court’s CHOICE program, a comprehensive 18-month program aimed at reducing recidivism among young adults aged 18-24. Through the program, young people who are on administrative or supervised probation meet regularly with Alexander, enroll in educational and job training programs, attend parenting courses if they are parents, and have access to meals. Many of the program participants are housing insecure. Alexander began her career as the Program Director of Perrin House Community Services in Boston, where she was responsible for the supervision and operation of a residential program for pregnant and postpartum women recovering from substance use disorder. She later worked as a Faculty Research Associate at Boston University’s Graduate School of Social Work where she managed start up programs connecting city youth and their parents with educational and employment opportunities. She has a B.A. in Social Work from Lincoln University and a Masters of Education Counseling/Psychology from Cambridge College. She’s a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society and a former Board Member of United Homes for Children and Peace at Home.
The Parole Board’s mission is to promote public safety through supervised, conditional release of inmates to the community, so that a successful transition from confinement to discharge from parole provides a basis for continued responsible conduct. The Parole Board serves the public, victims, inmates, parolees, and petitioners throughout the Commonwealth by conducting face-to-face parole release hearings, providing notice and assistance to victims, supervising parolees in the community, and providing reentry services to those leaving custody with no mandated post-release supervision.
For more information about the Massachusetts Parole Board, visit its homepage.