6/15/15 Minutes (As Approved 7/28/15)

June 15, 2015, 1-3 pm
One Ashburton Place, 11th Floor, Matta Conference Room

Meeting Minutes

Materials provided or presented at Commission Meeting:
Draft Minutes from 5/28/15
6/15/15 Meeting Agenda
Powerpoint by Massachusetts Probation Service

Commissioners Present:
Co-Chair William N. Brownsberger, State Senator
Co-Chair Paul Brodeur, State Representative
Joan B. Lovely, State Senator
Evandro Carvalho, State Representative
Larni Levy, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services
Raymond Knight, Ph.D., Gryzmish Professor of Human Relations, Department of Psychology, Brandeis University
Laurie L. Guidry, Psy.D., President, Center for Integrative Psychological Services, Inc., and President, Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Edward J. Dolan, Commissioner, MA Probation Service
Nancy Connolly, Psy.D., Program Director, Mentally Ill/Problematic Sexual Behavior, Program of the Department of Mental Health
Kevin Hayden, Acting Chair, Sex Offender Registry Board
Marian Ryan, District Attorney for Middlesex County

Commissioners Absent:
Robyn Kennedy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Children, Youth, and Families
Secretary Daniel J. Bennett (represented by his designee, Brian Domoretsky)
Robert Kinscherff, Ph.D., Esq.
Maureen Gallagher, Director of Policy, Jane Doe, Inc.
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The Special Commission to Reduce the Recidivism of Sex Offenders voted to approve the draft minutes with a correction striking the language “oversupervision of sex offenders” and replacing it with “collateral consequences of sex offense convictions/adjudications.”

Commissioners took turns describing the conclusions they have drawn from the meetings and presentations to date.

The Massachusetts Probation Service presented to the Commission. Presenters included Ed Dolan, Commissioner; Brian Mirasolo, Field Services Administrator; Andy Peck, Statewide Supervisor for the Superior Courts; Melissa Charlton, Probation Officer, Worcester Superior Court; and Phil Carofaniello, Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Dudley District Court. Dianne Fasano, Deputy Commissioner for Field Services and Nilza Sylvestre, Chief Probation Officer at Dudley District Court, were also in attendance to help field questions.

The Commission confirmed the next meeting would take place July 15, 2015 from 9-11 am to discuss the prevention of sex offenses.

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