“I like that I wasn’t the only one dealing with stuff.”
14-year-old young woman in the Young Women’s Group
“I was able to learn how to cope with my anger and stress better and how to identify when others may be angry.”
15-year-old young man in the Young Men’s Group
“I was able to open up about myself more and feel comfortable sharing. I also learned a lot about becoming more responsible about my behavior.”
17-year-old young man in the Young Men’s Group
“It has been a privilege to work with ACS. I have never seen an organization manage its resources so well and do so much good. Its families and staff are inspiring.”
Jim Champy, ACS donor
“What keeps me in this career is that when you work with kids,
there is always hope.”
Maggie Schulz, ACS Clinician
“ACS helped me when I was a teen - that's why
I serve on the board today."
Michael Lafleur, Esq.,
Assistant District Attorney and ACS Board Member
Adolescent Consultation Services supports and empowers court-involved children and families by providing mental health prevention and intervention services to help them move forward in a positive direction.
*Data covers FY16 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016)
Kids and the Law
In 1996, ACS began publishing Kids and the Law: A User’s Guide to the Court System, a book co-authored by Rebecca Pries, co-chair of Massachusetts Alliance of Juvenile Court Clinics (MAJCC), and attorney Carol Rosensweig. Kids and the Law serves as a valuable resource for adolescents, families, and other professionals.