Juvenile Justice

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JRI’s juvenile justice division has its roots in the origins of the agency. The founders of JRI were former leaders in the state's juvenile justice system and responded to a need for specialized services partnered with the state, providing excellent care and state-of-the-art rehabilitative treatment. Today, JRI offers a range of forensic residential and community-based services, including secure treatment for the most challenging juvenile offenders. JRI remains on the forefront of juvenile justice services, a resource and respected advisor to the states we serve.

Mark Hutchinson, Division Director, (617) 851-9805, mhutchinson@jri.org

These services might be right for you if
You or someone you know is involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system.
You or someone you know has been committed to he Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and has severe mental health challenges.
You or someone you know needs case management or help navigating the juvenile justice system.

DYS Northeast and Western Region Health Services

JRI's dedicated team of medical and psychiatric professionals provide primary health care, psychiatric care, and access to specialists for youth detained or committed to the Department of Youth Services. JRI services are located at three DYS sites in northeastern Mass.: Middleton, Amesbury and Peabody, as well as six DYS sites in western Mass.: Springfield, Westfield, Chicopee and South Hadley.

Juvenile Court Clinics

The Juvenile Court Clinic Program (JCCP), provides mental health evaluation, consultation, and liaison services to the Juvenile Courts of Barnstable, Plymouth, Bristol, Dukes, Essex and Nantucket counties through contracts with the Massachusetts Trial Court Juvenile Court Department and the Department of Mental Health's Forensic Services Division.

Butler Center

The Butler Center is a statewide secure treatment program for DYS-committed male juvenile offenders, ages 13 to 21, whose combination of serious delinquency and mental health challenges require specialized, clinically sophisticated interventions.

Department of Youth Services Capacity Building

JRI hires and provides ongoing support/supervision/training to skilled staff to fill an array of full- and part-time roles in DYS-operated secure facilities. Departmental positions range from direct care and cooks to senior clinical staff. JRI also provides support for ongoing monthly and as-needed clinical professional development, including co-sponsorship of the DYS annual statewide clinical conference.

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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.