Local Scientist Invited Speaker at Harvard Medical School to Commemorate the One-Hundreth Anniversary of the Boston Juvenile Court

October 18, 2006

Contact: Judy Boler Phone: 541-485-2711

BOSTON — OSLC Senior Scientist Dr. Patti Chamberlain will be a keynote speaker today at the Judge Baker Children’s Center Symposium on “Treating Multi-Problem Youth”. The event will be held at the Harvard Medical School, and celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Boston Juvenile Court. The Honorable Harvey Humphrey Baker was the first judge of the court. During his tenure, he helped change the usual approach to juvenile justice in Boston from punishment and incarceration to understanding and treatment. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts’ Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health, and Department of Youth Services.