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Our Mission

The mission of the Massachusetts Alliance of Juvenile Court Clinics is to:

  • Advocate for services for court-involved children and families,
  • Educate legislators, providers, and consumers about the needs of the court-involved children and families, and
  • Increase the resources necessary to continue existing services and expand the extent of services the Juvenile Court Clinics provide statewide.

Thank You Dr. Gary Dube!

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In December 2021, Dr. Gary Dube, MAJCC Co-Chair and JRI Program Director for the Juvenile Court Clinics of Barnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth Counties, retired after more than 40 years providing adult and juvenile court clinic services. His endless contributions and dedication to MAJCC enhanced the Juvenile Court Clinics statewide. We are incredibly grateful for his fearless advocacy, extraordinary leadership, and enduring commitment to serving vulnerable children and families across the Commonwealth.  


Who we are

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Co-Chairs: Rebecca Pries, LMHC, and Dr. Pooja Khialani

Treasurer: Kris Latour Kennedy, LICSW

Juvenile Court Clinic Directors:

Dr. Danielle Audet

Ms. Rebecca Harrington, LICSW

Dr. Leah Kelly

Ms. Kris Latour Kennedy, LICSW

Dr. Pooja Khialani

Ms. Julie Ann Lamacchia, LICSW

Dr. Paul Rotkiewicz

Dr. Dan Sanford

Member Organizations:

Adolescent Consultation Services (ACS)

Behavioral Health Network (BHN)

Community Healthlink (CHL)

Justice Resource Institute (JRI)

William James College 

To learn more about members, click here!


Who we serve

Below is a map of MAJCC’s service areas in Massachusetts:

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What we do

Every year thousands of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable children and families appear before the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts. Over 70% of our clients face vulnerabilities such as mental health problems, behavioral problems, medical issues, substance abuse, histories of abuse and neglect, learning disabilities, and cultural issues, most typically a combination of these.

To learn more about vulnerabilities, click here.

What exactly is the role of the Juvenile Court Clinics? In court clinics, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals provide court-ordered evaluations, referrals, limited intervention services and follow-up services.

To learn more about MAJCC and what Juvenile Court Clinics do, click here.

Research indicates that for every high-risk youth prevented from drug use, dropping out of school, and a life of crime saves society an average of $5 Million. The graph below highlights the disproportionate amount of youth suffering from mental health disorders within the juvenile justice population:

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Please help support our mission and find out how you can help by clicking here.