Section 9. There shall be an advisory board to the office of the commissioner for the overseeing of programs. The members of the advisory board shall be the attorney general, the commissioners of education, mental health, rehabilitation and welfare, a district court judge, the deputy director of the division of employment and training, the president of the Massachusetts District Attorney’s Association, or their respective designees, and seven experts in the area of human services to the sociologically and economically disadvantaged through community based programs to be appointed by the governor for terms of two years, one of whom shall be an ex-offender. The members of the advisory board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their expenses actually and necessarily incurred in the discharge of their duties. The advisory board shall annually select its chairman from among its members.
The advisory board shall assist the commissioner in coordinating the efforts of all public agencies and private organizations and individuals within the commonwealth concerned with the providing of services to defendants by said programs.