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New Text Messaging reminder system for court users is now available across the Commonwealth 

5/06/2021 Massachusetts Probation Service

This week the new Interactive Text Response System (ITR), which previously alerted probationers of upcoming court dates and meetings, was expanded to non-criminal court departments.


Massachusetts Probation Service Offers Innovative Alternatives to Incarceration 

4/13/2021 Massachusetts Probation Service

Research on Office of Community Corrections (OCC) programs shows incarceration alternatives provide potential for cost savings and equity.


The Massachusetts Probation Service reflects on pandemic anniversary and its transformation to meet probationers’ and the public’s needs 

3/19/2021 Massachusetts Probation Service

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the pandemic when the courts, government buildings, and other public places went into lock-down as COVID-19 cases surged.


Clarence "Jeep" Jones: First African-American Juvenile Probation Officer in Boston 

3/19/2021 Massachusetts Probation Service

Clarence “Jeep “Jones was the first known African-American Juvenile Probation Officer in Boston.

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BMC Probation Officer is appointed to Women's Commission and launches Bike Program for struggling teens and domestic violence victims  

3/08/2021 Massachusetts Probation Service

Rhonda Greene, a six-year Probation Officer at Boston Municipal Court-Central Division, was appointed to the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) and immediately launched the commission's Bike Program.

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Probation distributes laptops to staff as key step in transforming the agency into a mobile workforce 

3/04/2021 Massachusetts Probation Service

As part of an effort to transform the Massachusetts Probation Service into a “mobile workforce,” 900 Dell Latitude laptops have been distributed to Probation staff across the state.

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Supreme Judicial Court Issues New Order Regarding Jury Trials and Operation of Courts 

2/24/2021 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

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Text Message Notification for those on Pretrial Probation is underway in every court across the Commonwealth 

1/04/2021 Massachusetts Probation Service

The new Interactive Text Response System (ITR), which alerts probationers of upcoming court dates and meetings, is now available in courts across the Commonwealth.


Norfolk Juvenile Probation employee organizes clothing drive for local shelters impacted by a decrease in donations due to the pandemic 

12/14/2020 Massachusetts Probation Service

During a conversation about the holidays at local shelters, Scharliea DaRoza, a Norfolk Juvenile Case Specialist, learned that donations have sharply decreased during the pandemic.


Brockton District Court hosts canned food drive and winter hat and glove drive to help those struggling during the pandemic  

11/17/2020 Massachusetts Probation Service

Brockton District Court is hosting canned food and winter hat and gloves drives at the court to help those struggling during the pandemic.


Holyoke District Court Probationer Officer II Antonio Padilla is named the first recipient of the Margaret Elizabeth Oglesby Award 

11/12/2020 Massachusetts Probation Service

Holyoke District Court Probation Officer II and former US Marine Antonio Padilla, was presented with the first Margaret Elizabeth Oglesby Award at the Massachusetts Probation Service 4th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast.


Quincy District Probation Officer Maureen B. Coyle passes away unexpectedly and son’s team pays tribute to her 

11/09/2020 Massachusetts Probation Service

Quincy District Probation Officer Maureen B. (Dolan) Coyle—a 36-year Probation employee who worked at the Roxbury Court and the Office of the Commissioner of Probation—passed away unexpectedly on October 14, at the age of 56, of a brain aneurysm.