Probation Department

Probation Department

Mass. SJC Reviews Report On Hiring Practices

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court says it will start implementing some of the recommendations made by a task force appointed to review hiring of court officers.


House Speaker Robert DeLeo (CBS)

DeLeo Proposes Probation Hiring Overhaul

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he will file legislation aimed at cleaning up the hiring and promotion practices of the state Probation Department.


Probation Department

Panel: Don’t Consolidate Mass. Probation, Parole

A panel appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to review the state’s troubled probation department is rejecting key proposals made by Gov. Deval Patrick and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.


Probation Department

Top Mass. Probation Official Steps Down

Another top official with the state Probation Department has resigned in the midst of a hiring scandal.


Probation Department

O’Brien Resigns As Commissioner Of Probation Department

The man at the center of the probation scandal has resigned. John O’Brien stepped down Friday as commissioner of the Probation Department.


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Former AG: Probation Shouldn’t Be Under Civil Service Commission

The task force that will conduct a review of hiring and promotion practices in the state’s judicial branch has been named.


Former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger (CBS)

Harshbarger To Lead Judicial Hire Review Committee

Former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger has been selected by the Supreme Judicial Court to lead a task force to review hiring practices in the state’s court system, including the Probation Department.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Mass. Leaders Agree To Probation Commission

The state’s top political leaders are forming a commission to develop legislation that will overhaul the troubled Massachusetts Probation Department.


Chuck Turner

Keller: Why Do Pols Involved In Scandal Still Get Voter Support?

Why do so many politicians in scandal keep getting support?


Probation Department

Feds Investigate Probation Department

Officials in the Massachusetts Probation Department have been instructed by federal prosecutors to preserve all of the agency’s documents amid a federal investigation.