Juvenile Court

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Administrative Office
1 Center Plaza, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02108


(617) 788-8965

About the Juvenile Court

It is the mission of the Juvenile Court to protect children from abuse and neglect and promote opportunities for children to reside in safe, stable, permanent family environments whenever possible, to strengthen families when their children are in need of services, to rehabilitate juveniles, to protect the public from delinquent and criminal activity while holding offenders accountable and addressing the harm suffered by the community and the victim, and to decide all cases fairly and impartially with dedication, integrity and professionalism.

The Juvenile Court has 42 judges, including Chief Justice Dana M. Gershengorn, in more than 40 locations. There are 11 divisions of the Juvenile Court.

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