Juvenile Appeals

The Juvenile Appeals Unit of the Youth Advocacy Division certifies and assigns qualified private counsel to represent indigent juveniles in post-adjudication matters arising out of delinquency or youthful offender proceedings, as well as post-conviction matters for juvenile homicide offenders.  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.

For more information, contact:


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 ♦
Juvenile Appeal Referral Form – FINAL 12.19.19