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New Haverhill Community Justice Support Center to Open Friday 

3/28/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

The opening of Haverhill’s CJSC highlights the city’s history as a shoe manufacturer and celebrates second chances.


4th Annual Massachusetts Women's History Month Celebration and Conference 

3/22/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

The ceremony and conference takes place on Wednesday, March 27th and will be held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 206 Morrissey Boulevard, on the UMASS-Boston campus.


Brockton District Court Probation and Plymouth DA compete in friendly Family Feud game 

3/11/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

The Brockton District Court Probation Department competed against the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office in a Family Feud game modeled after the popular game show, hosted by comedian Steve Harvey.


The Massachusetts Trial Court's Fourth Annual Women's History Month Awards Ceremony and Conference 

3/08/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

Award-winning fiction writer Jennifer Deleon, whose books were featured in the New York Times and on the Today Show, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Massachusetts Trial Court Women’s History Month celebration on Wednesday, March 27th.


Carmen Gomez is appointed Deputy Commissioner of Pretrial Services for the Massachusetts Probation Service 

2/23/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

Dr. Carmen Gomez has been named Deputy Commissioner of Pretrial Services by Probation Commissioner Pamerson Ifill, effective Monday, March 4th.


MPS' LGBTQIA+ Training Team members attend longest-running US conference on transgender and gender-expansive people 

2/02/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

Members of the Massachusetts Probation Service (MPS)'s LGBTQIA+ Training Team attended the recent First Event Conference in Boston, a symposium hosted by the TransCommunity of New England (TCNE).


Massachusetts Probation Commissioner Pamerson Ifill and his Executive Team address employees' questions in the inaugural Conversation with the Commissioner 

1/31/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

In the first of a series of quarterly forums, Commissioner Pamerson Ifill and the MPS Executive Team addressed nearly 600 Probation Officers and employees in a 90-minute webinar on January 17th.


Greenfield District Women's Program to Reopen 

1/31/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

The Greenfield District Court Probation Department will be reopening its Womanhood Program which closed during the Pandemic, according to Greenfield District Chief Probation Officer Antoinetta "Tonie" DeAngelis.


Community Corrections Staff Attend Grand Opening of Bioversity 

1/31/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

Community Justice Support Center staff attend grand opening of Bioversity, a new company whose mission is to bring diversity to the life sciences profession.


Mentor clients re-entering society after incarceration 

1/30/2024 Office of Community Corrections

The Office of Community Corrections offers individuals and community organizations the opportunity to mentor clients who are re-entering society after serving time in prison.


In the Community with MPS: Suffolk Superior First Assistant Chief demonstrates the “tools of the trade” before New Bedford youth group 

1/25/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

Suffolk Superior First Assistant Chief Probation Officer Dennis Halls shares information and conducts demonstrations of Probation tools and equipment before members of New Bedford's Invest in Kids.


In the Community: East Boston Court Staff Meet with Winthrop Residents to Share Information About Their Community Court 

1/04/2024 Massachusetts Probation Service

Courts play an integral role in cities and towns across the Commonwealth and offer important resources in the community. East Boston Court staff recently shared information on these resources with Winthrop residents.


MPS Pretrial Unit Surveys Court Users on Impact of Text Alerts 

12/20/2023 Massachusetts Probation Service

The Pretrial Unit is conducting a survey to determine how to best communicate with those who use the Interactive Text Response System


Suffolk Superior Probation Officers support local community group in honor of Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month 

12/15/2023 Massachusetts Probation Service

Probation Officers across the state work in collaboration with community organization to better serve clients. Suffolk Superior Probation recently attended a community event hosted by the Boston-based Mothers for Justice.


Probation Commissioner and Judges serve on panel at Massachusetts Bar Association Tiered Community Mentoring Program Career and Networking Event 

12/11/2023 Massachusetts Probation Service

Massachusetts Trial Court leaders serve as mentors and role models at the 15th annual Massachusetts Bar Association Tiered Community Mentoring Program Career and Networking event for high school, college, and law students this week.