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.
Adolescent Consultation Services was founded in 1973 in response to the specialized needs of court-involved children, focusing on their undiagnosed learning needs. In 1998, ACS was awarded the contract to provide Juvenile Court Clinic services throughout Middlesex County. The contract, administered by the Department of Mental Health (DMH), covers approximately 60% of ACS’s overall operating budget.
Today, ACS evaluates, counsels, and advocates for at-risk, court-involved kids and their families. We connect them with the resources they need to overcome obstacles due to trauma, family difficulties, and mental health issues. Private support allows ACS to offer critical Treatment and Education & Advocacy services to families served by the Juvenile Court Clinics in Cambridge, Lowell, Framingham, and Waltham.