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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.

Who we are

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Co-Chairs: Rebecca Pries, LMHC, and Dr. Gary G. Dube

Treasurer: Kris Latour Kennedy, LICSW

Juvenile Court Clinic Directors

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Dr. Leah Kelly, Dr. Paul Rotkiewicz, Dr.Danielle Audet, Dr. Gary Dube
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Ms. Julie Ann Lamacchia, LICSW, Dr. Pooja Khialani
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Dr. Dan Sanford, Ms. Kris Latour Kennedy, LICSW

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.