A New Path for Probation

A policy discussion on what’s next for the nation’s first and oldest probation agency, featuring the key players who will determine its future.

This event was sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and hosted by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service at Suffolk University.



Speakers included:

Mary Beth Heffernan,
Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety;
Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton),
Member, Probation Reform Working Group;
John Larivee,
CEO of Community Resources for Justice; and
Robert Mulligan,
Chief Justice for Administration and Management

The disussion was moderated by Greg Torres, President of MassINC and Publisher of CommonWealth magazine.

 

 





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