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Andrea Cabral

sheriff, Suffolk County

Andrea J. Cabral was elected on November 2, 2004 and sworn in on January 5, 2005 as the 30th Sheriff of Suffolk County. She is the first female in the Commonwealths history to hold the position. In her 21 year career in public service, she has a demonstrated a commitment to public safety. Sheriff Cabral began her legal career in 1986 as a staff attorney at the Suffolk County Sheriffs Department at the Charles Street Jail, working to prepare and argue motions for bail reduction for the Suffolk Superior Court. Subsequently, she served as an assistant district attorney at the Middlesex County District Attorneys Office from 19871991. Sheriff Cabrals published works include *Obtaining, Enforcing and Defending x.209A Restraining Orders in Massachusetts *and coauthored *Same Gender Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change in Creating Courtroom Accessibility*.