Duci Goncalves, Esq., Attorney in Charge
Duci first joined YAD (Roxbury Office) in 2005 where she represented juveniles in delinquency and youthful offender matters in the Dorchester, West Roxbury, and Boston Juvenile Courts. From 2010-2011, while on a leave of absence from YAD, Ms. Goncalves worked as a staff attorney at Suffolk University School of Law’s Juvenile Justice Center (JJC). As a staff attorney with the JJC, Ms. Goncalves supervised law students representing juveniles in the Boston Juvenile Court, assisted in the teaching of the Juvenile Defender Clinical Class, and maintained a small caseload of juvenile delinquency and youthful offender cases. In 2008, Ms. Goncalves was selected as one of fifteen lawyers by the Boston Bar Association to participate in its 2008-2009 Public Interest Leadership Program, a program designed for lawyers who have demonstrated leadership in public service, pro bono and organized bar activities. Ms. Goncalves has participated in numerous CPCS and MCLE trainings as a panelist lecturing in the areas of arraignment/bail, alternatives to detention, and probation. Ms. Goncalves earned her B.S. in Rehabilitation and Human Services from Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.