Boston College School of Social Work
Helene Solomon, Solomon McCown and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member and Alexis Yohros, Northeastern University and former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow
Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate
Melissa Threadgill, Director of Juvenile Justice Initiatives and former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow
Description of Fellowship
Marcela worked with the Office of the Child Advocate studying the children requiring assistance (CRA) system in Massachusetts. Marcela developed a memo analyzing and comparing the CRA structure with those adopted by other states. She also documented the various kinds of services that can be provided to youth in the CRA system and developed a proposal for how the OCA could work with partner agencies to further study service referrals and availability based on her framework.