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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Probation Commissioner appoints new director of Community Corrections; Amendments to Rule 3:07 of the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court
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Probation Commissioner appoints new director of Community Corrections

Massachusetts Commissioner of Probation Edward J. Dolan has appointed attorney Vincent L. Lorenti as the new director of the Office of Community Corrections (OCC), a division of the Massachusetts Probation Service which is comprised of 18 community supervision centers across the state. Lorenti assumed his new role on January 19.

As the new director, Lorenti is responsible for managing the overall operation of the statewide OCC program where intermediate sanctions for probationers are enforced. Individuals sentenced to the centers must check in several times weekly and participate in substance abuse treatment, HiSet (Massachusetts High School Equivalency Testing) Program preparation and job training. Lorenti's duties also include managing the Massachusetts Trial Court Community Service Program through which probationers perform such tasks as park clean-up, snow removal and delivery of food to soup kitchens in lieu of paying court fees.

Lorenti began his career with Probation as a court services coordinator at the Suffolk County Community Corrections Center in 1998 after working as an intern while a student at Boston College. Lorenti later served as a program specialist at OCC where he worked with staff from the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission to develop data collection procedures and performance metrics for community corrections centers.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston College in 1998 and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 2006. Lorenti was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 2011.

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Amendments to Rule 3:07 of the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court

The Supreme Judicial Court has approved amendments to Rule 3:07 of the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court effective April 1.

Amendments to Rule 3:07 of the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court