Juvenile Appeals

The Juvenile Appeals Unit of the Youth Advocacy Division certifies and assigns qualified private counsel to represent indigent juvenile defendants in post-conviction proceedings arising out of delinquency or youthful offender proceedings.  Assignments include direct appeals and collateral attacks such as new trial motions, motions for relief from unlawful restraint, sentence appeals, motions to revise and revoke sentence, and other post-conviction matters.

Afton M. Templin
Director of Juvenile Appeals

Youth Advocacy Division, CPCS
1822 No. Main Street, Suite 205
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 484-5785


Laura Chrismer Edmonds
Staff Attorney – Juvenile Appeals

Youth Advocacy Division, CPCS
101 State Street, Suite 210
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 355–5208


♦ Assigned Counsel Manual ♦
Fillable Juvenile Appeal Referral Form – FINAL 5.21.19