Daquan shows progress

Daquan, a Dual-Status* youth finds long-term support and success. 17-year-old Daquan was coping with PTSD and depression after witnessing domestic violence throughout his childhood. DCF had taken custody of Daquan and his siblings, but Daquan was still struggling. He was hospitalized and when he returned to school, he was involved in a fight and charged…

MAJCC’s Advocacy Goal for FY20

Massachusetts Alliance of Juvenile Court Clinics (Line Item 5055-0000) Every year thousands of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable children and families appear before the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts.  Over 70% face a combination of mental health and behavioral problems, medical issues, substance abuse, histories of abuse and neglect, learning disabilities, and cultural issues. The Juvenile Court Clinics…

Chief Justice Amy L Nechtem and Deputy Court Administrator Tom Capasso met with Court Clinic Directors on February 25, 2019 at the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic.

L-R front: Chief Amy Nechtem, Rebecca Pries, Co-Chair MAJCC L-R standing: Dr. Leah Kelly, Dr. Pooja Khialani, Dr. Paul Rotkiewicz, Dr. Michelle Lockwood, Dr. Danielle Audet, Julie Ann Lamacchia, LICSW, Kris Latour Kennedy, LICSW, Dr. Gary Dube, Bridget Nichols, LICSW, Manager of Juvenile Court Clinic Services, DMH, Tom Capasso, Deputy Court Administrator, Dr. Dan Sanford

2017 Legislative Briefing

September 19, 2017 Legislative Hearing on Juvenile Justice issues in the Criminal Justice Reform legislation. Rebecca Pries gave testimony in support of raising the lower age for children involved in the Juvenile Court from age 7 to age 12.