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Working with Juvenile Justice System Involved Youth

  • UMass Medical School 333 South Street Shrewsbury, MA (map)

Presenters:  Julie Ann Lamacchia, LICSW CJCCI, CHL Program Director-Worcester County Juvenile Court Clinic; Monica Ferraro, Ph.D., Regional Clinical Coordinator, Department of Youth Services; Lynsey Heffernan, JD, JDAI Detention Reform Specialist, Department of Youth Services; Danielle Audet, Psy.D., CJCC I & II, Psychologist, Worcester County & Boston Juvenile Court Clinic

Every year thousands of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable children, adolescents and families appear before the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts.  Many face mental health and behavioral problems, abuse and/or neglect, learning disabilities, substance abuse and/or addiction, and cultural issues or barriers. This training will present community providers with a basic understanding of the juvenile justice system and the unique challenges in working with this population. 

Please submit your registration form to Dianne Williams at or fax to 508-856-6805.