Government Organizations & Professional Associations

The following is a collection links to organizations and associations relevant to the work of CPCS. The majority of these pages are not maintained by CPCS.



Other Legal Organizations

MACDL The Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers web site. It has the members directory and some legal briefs in it.   http://groups.y…com/group/MASSACDL

Mass. Legal Services http://www.neighborhoodlaw.org / with locations and phone numbers

Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, Inc. MCLS http://www.mcls.net

NACDL’s site with much of the articles from THE CHAMPION online. It also has a very helpful chat room. Members are very generous with information and sample memos, etc.www.criminaljustice.org

 

Board of Bar Overseers http://www.state.ma.us/obcbbo/ A quick way to get addresses and phone numbers.

 



D.A./A.G./U.S.A.

Attorney General’s http://www.ago.state.ma.us/ . Also, click here for Press releases.

Bristol County District Attorney’s Web Site http://www.bristolda.com/ . Click here for Press releases.

Cape and Islands DA http://www.mass.gov/da/cape/ . Click here for Press releases

Essex County DA http://www.mass.gov/essexda/ . Click here for Press releases

Middlesex County District Attorney’s Web Site http://www.middlesexda.com/ . Click here for Press releases.

Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office  http://www.mass…ss.gov/da/norfolk/

Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office Web Site http://www.mass…s.gov/da/plymouth/

Suffolk County DA’s posts their press releases on this site. Funny how they  are sorted by defendant’s names. This site also contains phone numbers and locations. http://www.suffolkdistrictattorney.com/category/press-office/press-releases/   http://www.mass…ress_releases.html

USA http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/ma/  Press releases http://www.justice.gov/usao/ma/news.html

Worcester County District Attorney’s Web Site http://www.worcesterda.com/ Press releases http://worcesterda.com/category/press/

 



Department of Correction/Bureau of Prisons

CMR and DOC Policies and Regulations from inmate case records to classification to the DDU . http://www.mass.gov/eopss/law-enforce-and-cj/prisons/doc-policies/

Department of Corrections. with directions and phone numbers at http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/doc/

DOC Prison Gangs This site has links to monthly Security Threat Groups reports and outlines policy relative to STG’s. http://www.mass.gov/eopss/law-enforce-and-cj/prisons/stg-info/

DOC Prisoner Locater http://www.vinelink.com/offender/searchNew.jsp
Note: Use this link to locate inmates in the Massachusetts State Prison system and in other jurisdictions, including federal penitentiaries.  It cannot be used, however, to locate inmates in houses of corrections, county jails, or pre-release centers.
To locate a client serving a sentence in a house of corrections, contact the house of corrections for the county in which the client was convicted or check the mittimus. To locate a client who is not incarcerted, counsel should ask for the client’s contact information from the trial attorney. A client’s address and telephone number also usually appear on the complaint or police report associated wih the case, but this information is not always accurate.

Jails Locations and phone numbers http://www.mass.gov/eopss/law-enforce-and-cj/prisons/county-facility-information.html

Prisoners Legal Services of Massachusetts http://www.plsma.org/  Prisoners’ Legal Services promotes the safe, humane and lawful treatment of Massachusetts prisoners through civil rights litigation, administrative advocacy, client counseling, and outreach to policy makers and the public.

Federal Bureau of Prisons. http://www.bop.gov/  Federal Bureau of Prisons Prisoner Locater via FOIA.(Click “Inmate Info.” at left). This “SENTRY” database also contains information about former inmates, dating back to 1982.

Prison Web Site Page http://www.pris…one.com/prison.htm  General Information and contacts

Virtual OZ Welcome to Virtual Oz! Hit the START button to get going. This is a pretty realistic vision of a maximum security facility. http://www.hbo.com/oz/#



Federal Links

ATF https://www.atf.gov/

Bureau of Prisons www.bop.gov

CIA https://www.cia.gov/

CFR Code of Federal Regulations http://www.gpoa…gov/cfr/index.html

DEA site http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/

FBI http://www.fbi.gov

Misconduct Report re FBI Laboratory (2014): This is the latest of three reports issued by the Justice Department concerning the FBI’s failure to review convictions arising from negligent practices at the FBI lab in an investigation that started in 1997.

Federal Defenders Mass.,  NH and RI.   http://bostondefender.org/

First Circuit Local Ruleshttp://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/sites/ca1/files/rulebook.pdf

The Federal Judicial Center Reference Manual On Scientific Evidence 2011 Wide ranging topics  from statistics to DNA to toxicology post NAS report.

Federal News Service – full text speeches, hearings and debates. http://www.fnsg.com/

Federal Rules of Evidence as amended in 2014 http://www.law…./fre/overview.html

First Circuit Home Page http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/

Homeland Security http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

PACER Online access to Federal Docket Sheets. Can use to track informants and witnesses.http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/

US Attorney’s Manual: Title 9 is Criminal. http://www.usdo…reading_room/usam/



Interpreters

Office of Interpreter Services website.
http://www.mass…/interpreters.html
Provides interpreters for attorneys of indigent defendants who do not speak English.

Court-approved interpreter list.
http://www.mass…f-interpreters.pdf



Police and Public Safety

Address of Every Police Department in the Commonwealthhttp://www.mass…me.com/police.html  or every town and city, orhttp://www.mass…e.org/mapdlnks.htm

Every Mass. Online Police Department including housing authorities and universities http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_law_enforcement_agencies_in_Massachusetts

Boston Police http://www.ci.b…ston.ma.us/police/

Boston Police  Academy http://www.bost…policeacademy.com/

Boston Police Crime Lab http://www.city…/divisions/lab.asp

Brockton Police home page! http://www.brocktonpolice.com/

Cambridge Police site http://www.cambridgema.gov/cpd.aspx

Department of Corrections Home Page http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/doc/

Medical Examiner http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/ocme/ The older cached pages of the ME site has a lot of information that was removed in 1999. Use the Wayback machinehttp://web.arch…shore.net/~ocmema/

Municipal Police Training Committee-The Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) is responsible for the development, delivery and enforcement of training standards of municipal, University of Massachusetts, and Environmental Police officers of the Commonwealth.

Parole Board http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/parole-board/

Public Safety And Justice Page that has the links to all the governmental agencies that deal with crime issues: from the Board of Bar Examiners, to the District Attorney Agencies to Mental Health to the Registry of Motor Vehicles and yes, Sex Offenders, etc. You get the picture. http://www.mass.gov/eopss/

Springfield Police http://www3.springfield-ma.gov/police/

State Police Home Page http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/msp/#.VGTVGGdoUTA

State Police Association Homepage http://www.masstroopers.org/

State Police Crime Lab Home Page http://www.mass.gov/eopss/law-enforce-and-cj/criminal-investig/crime-lab/

Worcester Police http://www.ci.w…ster.ma.us/police/

AELE Law Enforcement Legal Center  841 W. Touhy Ave.  Park Ridge IL 60068-3351 USA for experts and other information on deadly force http://www.aele…le.org/Expert.html

Massachusetts Racial and Gender Profiling Institute of Justice Report http://www.racialprofilinganalysis.neu.edu/IRJsite_docs/finalreport.pdf



Police: State and Federal

State: Every Police Department in the Commonwealth http://www.mass…me.com/police.html

 

State: Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council http://www.state.ma.us/cjtc/  orhttp://www.mass…e+(MPTC)&sid=Eeops

State: Massachusetts Law Enforcement network with many links – if you’re interested.http://www.mass-net.org/

Federal: ATF http://www.atf.treas.gov/

Federal: CIA http://www.cia.gov

Federal: DEA site http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/

Federal: FBI http://www.fbi.gov

AELE Law Enforcement Legal Center  841 W. Touhy Ave.  Park Ridge IL 60068-3351 USA for experts and other information on deadly force http://www.aele…le.org/Expert.html

Massachusetts Racial and Gender Profiling Institute of Justice Report http://www.racialprofilinganalysis.neu.edu/IRJsite_docs/finalreport.pdf



State Home Page and State Agencies

Massachusetts State Home Page: Guide to Departments and Agencies “This page lists branches of government, Constitutional offices, and the departments under them, and provides links       to those with websites. We also provide links to other sources of information about local, state, and federal government.” http://www.stat….ma.us/massgov.htm orhttp://www.mass…ments&sid=massgov2

Department of Public Health http://www.stat…us/dph/dphhome.htm

DCF offices http://www.mass.gov/dss or http://www.mass…rvices&sid=Eeohhs2

Doctors
Board of Registration http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/borim/

Government Gateway to Massachusetts  http://www.mass.gov/portal/

Licensing agencies for everyone from social workers to psychologists, social workers http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/dpl-lp/

Licenses for all others, from Taxis to barbers to EMT’s to electrologists http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/

Nurses Board of Registration http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/dhpl/nursing/about/

Sex Offender Registry Board.  http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/sorb/