Court and Community News

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
Trial Court awarded federal grant to improve probationer reentry and employment; Probate and Family Court eFiling update


Trial Court awarded federal grant to improve probationer reentry and employment

Trial Court Chief Justice Jeffrey A. Locke and Trial Court Administrator John A. Bello this week announced that the Trial Court has received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to support reentry education and employment outcomes for probationers.

The Massachusetts Probation Service’s Office of Community Corrections will use the three-year federal grant of $900,000 to pilot the new High-Tech Career Reentry Path Project. The project will expand the work of Community Justice Support Centers by implementing an innovative Career Technical Education program for justice-involved individuals that will yield jobs in the high-demand field of information technology by enabling them to earn valuable, industry-recognized credentials. 

The Trial Court will partner with two Boston-based correctional agencies — the Suffolk County Sheriff ’s Department and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) — through a strategic partnership with the Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology and employer partners who will guarantee interviews for entry-level positions. 

Technical education certificates will be earned by people who have committed to real change through EOPSS’ School of Reentry, Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins’ Department, and Probation’s Community Justice Support Center.


Probate and Family Court eFiling update

The Probate and Family Court has announced that Complaints for Modification and Contempt are now available in Tyler eFiling as a subsequent filing option in Divorce 1B, Joint Petition 1A, and Complaint for Custody, Support, Parenting Time (209c) case types. 

For more information, visit eFiling in the Probate and Family Court |