Speaker DeLeo's bill will address the immediate and potentially dangerous problem of hiring at Probation. Under the bill, new candidates will be subject to all Civil Service requirements. This will bring the department in line with police, fire, parole and other comparable public safety departments as well as the practices of 30 other states, where Probation falls under Civil Service.
Sounds like the right solution. Let's hope the department can be re-professionalized quickly.