Juvenile & Child Welfare Section hosts Inaugural Conference

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017
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The MBA's Juvenile & Child Welfare Law Section hosted its inaugural conference on the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision In re Gault on April 7, at the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) in Lowell. The conference examined how the promise of Gault has been fulfilled in Massachusetts thus far and discussed opportunities for inserting due process into every remaining facet of the Juvenile Court process.

Attendees at the full-day conference heard from a range of speakers, including Juvenile Court judges, state officials, lawyers and others.

Thank you to the program chairs for their efforts presenting this successful conference: Juvenile Court Judge Jay D. Blitzman (Middlesex County Juvenile Court-Lowell), Erica Cushna (CPCS/YAD), Cristina Freitas (Freitas & Freitas LLP), Debbie F. Freitas (Freitas & Freitas LLP), Audrey Murillo (Dhar Law LLP) and Brian Pariser (Massachusetts Department of Children and Families).