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Upcoming JDAI Meetings

Meetings for May 2019

I. County Steering Meetings:


Co-Chair: Honorable Siobhan Foley & Acting Clerk Roger Oliveira

  • Monday, May 27th, 2019, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
    (Meetings are usually the third Monday of the month)
    128 Union Street 3rd floor, New Bedford MA 02740 (Temporary)
     Buzzards Bay Coalition, 114 Front Street New Bedford


Co-Chair: Honorable Kerry Ahern & Kimberly Lawrence

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2019, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • (Meetings are usually the first Thursday of the month)
    Lawrence Juvenile Court, 2 Appleton Street, Lawrence, MA 01840



Co-Chairs: Honorable Arose Nielsen & Patrick Sparks

  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm (Meetings are usually the fourth Wednesday of the month)
    Holyoke Juvenile Court 121 Elm Street Holyoke MA



Co-Chairs: Honorable Jay Blitzman, & Stephen L. Allsopp

  • TBD
  • (Meetings are usually the fourth Monday of the month)
    Lowell Juvenile Court, 89 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852
    Any questions please contact Jean Ward at
  • Cambridge Subcommittee: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Cambridge Juvenile Court
    (Meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of the month) RSVP: nokuthula.sibanda@Massmail.State.MA.US


Co-Chair: Janelle Ridley, Jeff Butts

  • Friday, May 17th, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • (Meetings are usually the third Friday of the month)
  • Metro Youth Service Center, 425 Harvard Street, Dorchester, MA, 02124- 2nd fl Training Room



Co-Chair: Jamie Bennett and Steven McKeown

  • Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
    (Meetings are usually the third Wednesday of the month)
    Committee for Public Counsel Services 340 Main Street, 7th Floor Worcester, MA 

II. State-wide Committee Meetings:

Quarterly State-Wide Meeting

Governance Committee (Closed group)

  • Friday, June 14th, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Alternatives to Detention

  • No current meeting scheduled.

Data Subcommittee

Co-Chairs: Dave Chandler & Laura Lempicki

Friday June 7th, 2019, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
(Meetings are usually the third Friday of the month)

DYS Central Office, 600 Washington St, 4th Floor, Boston, MA

Case Processing

Co-Chairs: Erica Cushna

  • No current meeting scheduled

Conditions of Confinement

Co-Chairs: Nancy Carter & Kelly Buckley

Risk Assessment Instrument (Closed group)

Co-Chairs: James Morton, Francyne Lefemine, Barbara Morton

  • No current meeting scheduled.

Special Populations (Closed group)

Co-Chairs: and John Millett & Catherine Coughlin

  • Thursday, June 13th, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 Any questions, comments or edits please contact Gina Tangney at

The Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) in Massachusetts works to ensure that “the right youth, is in the right place, for the right reasons.”