The Take Over! Millennials vs Everybody!


Monday, January 31, 2022
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Session Type: Workshop

Both probation and parole grow with the culture. Social media, music, movies, family and friends play a huge role in our ever-evolving careers. As the time changes so does people’s perception of community supervision. As controversial news involving law enforcement agencies hits the headlines, the relationship between officers and community becomes very fragile. Millennials are becoming fearless – they use social media and technology to create movements to spread awareness, but often this awareness paints a bad perception of what we do as POs. Fun fact: Recent studies show that millennials (born between ~1980 to ~2000) are more likely to get arrested than their predecessors of Generation X (born between ~1965 to ~1979) and Baby Boomers (born between ~1944 to ~1964) even though crime has drastically declined since the 1980s. Is it their use of technology, social media or new methods of protest? Is it the economy, gentrification or their lack to conform to old ways?


Jude David
Probation Manager, MA Probation Service/MA Trial Court/Office of Commissioner of Probation

Jude David is a motivational speaker, community liaison and a life skills coach who brings awareness, entertainment and education into every presentation he delivers. He started his career in Arizona at the sheriff’s department; then returned home to Massachusetts and began working in the juvenile detention center as a unit supervisor. In advancement of his career, prior to his current role, he worked at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and served as a probation officer for the Massachusetts Trial Court. Outside of his professional career, he sits on the board of a nonprofit focused on reviving, teaching and motivating youth of the African diaspora to explore their heritage, especially in the Haitian community of Boston. He mentors and coaches youth in basketball and life skills and shares his perspective of growing up in poverty and hopelessness to becoming a role model and law enforcement personnel. He has appeared on several podcasts and radio stations in the Boston area.