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Massachusetts JDAI Committees

Massachusetts Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Committees

JDAI Key Staff

Lynsey Heffernan, JDAI State Coordinator, DYS

Nokuthula Sibanda, Ph.D., JDAI Detention Reform Specialist, DYS (Suffolk & Bristol)

Katie Byrne, JDAI Local Coordinator, DYS (Hampden & Worcester)

Alicia Chau, JDAI Research Analyst, DYS

Mindy Sheidler, JDAI Coordinator, Massachusetts Probation Services

Governance Committee Members

Board Member

Agency Affiliation

Committee Involvement

Crystal Collier

Chief of Staff, Department of Mental Health

Governance

Catherine Coughlin

State Bail Administrator, Executive Office of the Trial Court

Governance, Co-Chair: Special Populations

Patricia Bergen

Disproportionate Minority Contact Reduction Specialist, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Governance

Glenn Daly

Director, Office of Youth Development, Office of Children, Youth and Families, Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Governance

Edward Dolan

Commissioner, Office of Probation

Governance

Shawn Connelly

Assistant Director, Special Education in Institutional Settings, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Governance

Priscilla Duffy

Assistant Director, Youth Advocacy Division, Committee for Public Counsel Services

Governance

Peter Forbes

Commissioner, Department of Youth Services

Governance

Jaclyn Cirinna

Youth Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Governance

Lisa Lambert

Executive Director, Parent Professional Advocacy League

Governance

Francyne Lefemine

Chief of Probation, Worcester County Juvenile Court

Governance, Member: Worcester County committee; Co-Chair: Risk Assessment Instrument Committee, Case Processing Committee

Brian R. Jenney

Director, Office of Youth and Young Adult Services, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Public Health

Governance

John Millett

Supervisor, Probation Services Juvenile Court

Governance, Co-Chair: Special Populations

Barbara Morton

JDAI State Coordinator & Central Regional Director, Department of Youth Services

Governance, Co-Chair: Risk Assessment Instrument Committee, Member: Worcester County Committee

Chief Kevin Kennedy

Lincoln, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association

Governance

Chief Justice Amy Nechtem

Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court Department

Governance

Andrew Polk

Juvenile Justice Specialist/Disproportionate Minority Contact Reduction Specialist, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Governance

Judge Leslie Donahue

Associate Justice, Middlesex County Juvenile Court

Governance

Rachel Wallack

Case Manager, Administrative Office of the Juvenile Court

Governance

Andrew Rome

General Counsel, Department of Children and Families

 

Governance

Ruth Rovezzi

Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Department of Youth Services

Governance

Bridget Nichols

Manager of Juvenile Forensic Services, Department of Mental Health

Governance

 

 

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