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.

MAJCC’s Advocacy Goal for FY19

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…