School Attendance Summit
October 6th, 2014

School Attendence Summit

Keeping children in school and learning has a direct impact on juvenile delinquency, crime and student achievement. This summit will bring together representatives from schools, law enforcement, the Department of Children and Families, and the court system to explore root causes of attendance problems and to make positive recommendations to combat truancy and tardiness.


Hon. Jay D. Blitzman, First Justice, Juvenile Court Department, Middlesex County

Tim Carey, Probation Officer, Middlesex Juvenile Court

Tom Malone, Metro Regional Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families

Rich Melillo, Director of Student Services, Somerville Public Schools

Rebecca Pries, Executive Director, Adolescent Consultation Services

Monday, October 6, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton

Free for members, $50 for non-members


Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must contact Stephanie Guyotte via email at  All cancellations must be received via email at least 72 hours before the scheduled event.  Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee.  

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Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc.
15 Commonwealth Ave
Woburn, MA 01801