Afton Templin, Director • 1822 North Main Street, Suite 205 • Fall River, MA 02720 • 508.484.5785

Sarah LoPresti, Staff Counsel II • 35 Congress Street, Suite 351 • Salem, MA 01970 • 978.219.5448

Angela M. Childs, Administrative Assistant • 7 Palmer Street, Suite 302 •
Roxbury, MA 02119 • 617.910.5725


John Adams Courthouse, Boston, MA

The Juvenile Appeals Unit oversees a panel of skilled and zealous private counsel who represent clients in two distinct types of assignments: direct appeals and screenings. These assignments arise from delinquency, youthful offender and juvenile murder cases.

We collaborate with the adult Private Counsel Criminal Post Conviction and Appeals Unit  on “emerging adult” cases, where individuals were between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time the offense was committed.

We are committed to providing our clients with outstanding appellate advocates who are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each client, understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs.  YAD Appeals strives to meet these goals by recruiting and maintaining a diverse and inclusive panel of private attorneys who represent a broad range of human difference and experience.

If you are requesting an attorney to review a closed delinquency or youthful offender adjudication, murder conviction, or your sentence, please click here.

If you have a question or concern about your case, please contact Afton Templin, Director of Juvenile Appeals.

If you wish to file a complaint against your assigned screening or appellate counsel, please click here.

If you are a trial attorney and would like an appellate attorney assigned in the direct appeal of your case, please click  here.

For information on How to Apply to YAD Juvenile Appeals Panel, please click here.