Friday, November 26, 2010

Ware Report

The State Library is announcing the availability of the recently released WARE REPORT on the Probation Department. The full text document is online at

Attorney Paul F. Ware, Jr. of the law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP was appointed by the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court on May 24, 2010 "to conduct a prompt and thorough administrative inquiry into alleged improprieties with respect to the hiring and promotion of employees within the Probation Department, as well as other practices and management decisions within the Probation Department that have been called into question." (1)

The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court issued a statement relative to the Independent Counsel's report, which can be found at

(1) Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court No. OE-123.

The Reference Department