Event Start:
11/17/2020 4:00 PM
Event End:
11/17/2020 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Program Fee: $50

This program is online only.

This program has been approved by CPCS 2.0 credit hours for CAFL, the Adult Criminal Appeal and Adult Criminal Trial panels.To receive credits attendees must be logged on during the program for a minimum of 80% of the conference time. Certificates will be emailed to all attendees who were logged onto the program for at least 80% of the program.

Senator William N. Brownsberger,
Chairperson, Joint Committee on the Judiciary


Pamerson O. Ifill, Deputy Commissioner of Probation, Pretrial Services
Michael Coelho, Deputy Commissioner of Probation, Programs
Pat Horne, Deputy Director, Office of Community Corrections
Vin Lorenti, Esq., Director, Office of Community Correction
Hon. Christopher P. LoConto, First Justice, Fitchburg Division, District Court Department
Kevin Canty, Esq., Staff Attorney, Committee for Public Counsel Services
Joel Brooks, Former Program Participant
Filomena DaVeiga, Program Manager, Office of Community Corrections

Part of the Massachusetts Probation Service, the Office of Community Corrections operates 18 Community Corrections Centers (CCCs) across the Commonwealth. The CCCs provide a community-based alternative to jail and prison through a combination of programs and services that have been shown to reduce recidivism among those at the highest criminogenic risk. CCCs deliver cognitive-behavioral treatment interventions to address decision making and substance use disorder, educational support to prepare for HiSET, GED, or post-secondary placement, and counseling to support career oriented employment. The 2018 Criminal Justice reform laws expanded the statutory bases by which people can access these resources. Today CCCs are available not only as an intermediate sentence but for pretrial treatment, pretrial services, support during the probation term, or to welcome those returning to the community after a period of incarceration.


  1. Introduction- Vin Lorenti (2 minutes)
  2. Welcoming Remarks (5-10 minutes)
  3. Pretrial Services- Deputy Commissioner Pamerson Ifill (30 min)
  4. Community Corrections Centers- Michael Coelho (5 min)
  5. Overview of CCC programming and statutory bases to access (pathways) (30 min) – Pat Horne, Vin Lorenti
      a.   Description of programming
                 i.   Evidence based practice
                ii.   Assessment and treatment planning
               iii.   Cognitive behavioral interventions
                iv.   Education and career counseling programs
      b.   Description of statutory bases (pathways) to access programming
                 i.   Intensive supervision with treatment
                ii. Pretrial treatment
               iii.   Pretrial Services
                iv.   Probation officer referral
                vi.   Community service program

  6. Panel discussion and Q&A (45 min)- Judge LoConto, Att. Kevin Canty, Joel Brooks, Steven Kitchens

        a.   How does a CCC help you avoid prison/jail
        b.   How does a CCC help you access the community
        c.    How has a CCC supported your success
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