Office of Community Corrections (OCC)

The Office of Community Corrections (OCC) is the Massachusetts Probation Service’s intermediate sanction department. The OCC’s mission is to establish intermediate sanctions which offer a continuum of sanctions and services for probation, parole, sheriffs, and the Department of Correction. This interagency and community collaboration supports public safety.

OCC update

Effective Monday, July 20, 2020, the Office of the Commissioner of Probation will be open to the public by appointment only.  If you wish to make an appointment or speak with someone regarding sealing or expunging a record or have questions for the Records Unit, please call (617) 557-0225.

Contact us


24 New Chardon Street, Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, Suite 1-700, Boston, MA 02114


(617) 936-2428

Who we serve

The OCC keeps communities safe by delivering community-based rehabilitative tools such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for decision-making and substance use disorder, education, employment counseling, and community service opportunities through a statewide network of 18 Community Justice Support Centers (CJSC). Clients access these services through the following pathways:

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