The YAD Training Unit designs, develops, and delivers training programs and materials to both CPCS YAD staff as well as bar advocates who represent indigent juveniles in delinquency, youthful offender, and revocation cases throughout Massachusetts. The mission of YAD training is to ensure that juveniles faced with these issues receive zealous advocacy from criminal defense lawyers who have an intimate knowledge of cutting edge juvenile law, the juvenile court system and adolescent development, and who incorporate a Youth Development Approach in their representation resulting in both legal and life success for their clients.
YAD training also provides continuing support to juvenile defenders. We are available for advice calls, maintain an expert database, and maintain a listserv where juvenile defenders can pose questions and share information.
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Click here for our juvenile specific Publications and Resources
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Click here for Client Resources
Wendy Wolf, Esq.