BOSTON (AP) — A member of the Kennedy family has been hired as a prosecutor in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Joseph P. Kennedy III is the son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy.

He previously worked as a prosecutor in the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office.

Kennedy has also served in the Peace Corp, co-founded Picture This: Justice and Power, a workshop for at-risk teens in Boston, and is on the board of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, a child welfare agency.

Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone says Kennedy’s civic and community involvement will make him “strong and impassioned advocate.”

Kennedy graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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