Court names new Mass. probation commissioner
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts has a new probation commissioner.
The Chief Justice of the Trial Court Robert Mulligan and Court Administrator Harry Spence announced Thursday they have tapped Edward Dolan to serve commissioner of probation.
Dolan is currently the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. He previously served for four years as the executive director of the state Parole Board.
He will begin a five-year term on June 10.
Dolan's appointment comes as the state's former probation commissioner, John O'Brien, faces new federal bribery charges. O'Brien was acquitted last month of state corruption charges. He had been charged with overseeing a rigged hiring system.
The probation commissioner heads the Massachusetts Probation Service and the Office of Community Corrections and oversees 1,800 workers in more than 100 locations across the state.