Juvenile Justice Policy and Data Board/Childhood Trauma Task Force

Information on the JJPAD and CTTF

The Juvenile Justice Policy and Data Board (JJPAD), which was established by Chapter 69 of the Acts of 2018, is charged with evaluating juvenile justice system policies and procedures and making recommendations to improve outcomes. The JJPAD Board is chaired by the Child Advocate and comprised of members representing a broad spectrum of organizations involved in the juvenile justice system.

The Childhood Trauma Task Force (CTTF) operates under the umbrella of the JJPAD Board.

If you would like to know more about the work of the JJPAD Board or the CTTF , or if you have questions or comments, please contact Melissa Threadgill, Director of Strategic Innovation for the Office of the Child Advocate.

Email: Melissa.Threadgill@mass.gov

Contact Information


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One Ashburton Place, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02108


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(617) 979-8379