Professional Resources

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Professional Resources for YAD Assigned Counsel
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Professional Resources (Youth Advocacy Division)

Below are resources to assist lawyers who represent youth in delinquency and youthful offender cases. By clicking on a topic area you can access legal outlines and other useful materials.

Adolescent Development                                                         Harassment Orders

Bail                                                                                                Juvenile Sex Offenses

Client Information Booklet                                                       Miranda and Statements

Consequences of Juvenile Adjudications                                Overuse of Detention

Competency to Stand Trial                                                        Probation

Education Advocacy                                                                   School Search and Seizure

Department of Youth Services                                                  Sexually Exploited Children

Girls in Juvenile Justice                                                               Trauma and Resilience

LGBTQI and Gender Non Conforming Resources

Immigration Issues                                                                    Trial Resources

Juvenile Court Jurisdiction/Juvenile Dispositions                  Youthful Offender

Positive Youth Development/Positive Youth Justice              Young Adult Justice

YAD Expungement Guide



Massachusetts-based Program Links

National Program Links

Other CPCS Resources and Pages

Forensic Services Unit

Criminal Defense Training Unit

Immigration Impact Unit