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Please join Honorary Chairs Former Governor Deval Patrick & Diane Patrick and  Event Chair Richard D. Glovsky as Judge Baker Children's Center celebrates this centennial milestone at the  Hopes and Dreams Gala  on November 8th

The evening will feature dazzling music, great food, and lively conversation. Enjoy a delicious menu curated by Honorary Chef Jeremy Sewall, award-winning Chef and  Co-owner of Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34, Les Sablons and collaborating Chef of Eastern Standard in the magical setting of Boston Symphony Hall. NPR & WBUR Here & Now Co-Host Robin Young will emcee the evening as we honor longstanding trustee, Dorothy A. Weber, and The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy , a leading national voice on mental health.  LEARN MORE...

President's Corner
Robert P. Franks, Ph.D.
President and CEO

As we celebrate our Centennial Year, we look back on the history of Judge Baker Children's Center.  Established in 1917, the Center was developed to address the social and mental health needs of the children of greater Boston as a legacy to the work of Judge Harvey H. Baker who was the first juvenile court judge in Massachusetts.  Judge Baker saw children in his court who were labeled as "delinquent", but he saw them differently.  Through his court he worked to try and get children the help and support they lacked.  He believed these vulnerable youth needed intervention and support-not punishment.   To this day, Judge Baker Children's Center works to serve our most vulnerable children and youth to help ensure they have a brighter future.
In the Spotlight...

Christopher Bellonci, M.D. joined Judge Baker in September 2017 as 
Vice President of Policy and Practice, Chief Medical OfficerDr. Bellonci is a Board-Certified Child/Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, and a member of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Workgroup on Quality Issues and the Medical Director of the TA Network in support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Systems of Care Initiative. LEARN MORE...

Manville School Welcomes New Managers!

Noelle VegaUpper School Clinical Coordinator

Eliza Adler Middle 2 Clinical Coordinator

Ben O'BanionLower School Unit Coordinator

Max PerkinsUpper School Unit Coordinator

Stacy BurmUpper School Educational Supervisor


View photos from the September 23, 2017 event and learn about ways to get involved

We are 
Working on Wellness!
The Wellness Committee at Judge Baker participated in a wellness program sponsored by MA Working on Wellness  that provided seed funding, guidance, and tools to foster a work environment that supports employee health. With nutrition as the focus for the first year, staff enjoyed visits from The Fresh Truck and fresh fruit baskets from Boston Organics.

Our work helps ensure that all children and families have access to the highest quality care. 

Provides mental health assessments and focused short-term treatments for children and their families, using only evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, which have been scientifically proven to work.

A new area of focus for Judge Baker, learn about Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a research-proven training program for caregivers.

A therapeutic day school for students from kindergarten through 10th grade who experience emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties that have impacted their ability to succeed in previous school settings. 

A fun therapeutic camp-like experience for children ages 6-12 with  ADHD. 

Fostering skills for independent living and college success for students , grades 10-13, with high cognitive Autism Spectrum Disorder or related learning differences.  

Our approach to professional training helps improve the quality of services for children and their families by developing trainees into outstanding professionals.


November 1, 2017

Join us in our efforts to ensure the highest quality care for
all children and families.

Improving care. Changing lives.

Judge Baker Children's Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120-3225
Phone: (617) 232-8390 Fax: (617) 232-8399

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