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Find out what a probation sentence is like, how to access probation information, and what happens if you violate your probation sentence.

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

A probation sentence, sometimes called community supervision, gives you the opportunity to stay in the community, work, and be with your family and friends with specific conditions instead of being sentenced to prison or the house of correction. A probation officer will be assigned to help and monitor you while you’re on probation.

Contact Information


1 Ashburton Place, Room 405, Boston, MA 02108


(617) 727-8483

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