Youth Commission

The Dedham Youth Commission, in accordance with Chapter 40, Section 8E of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is established for the purpose of providing services that deal with the problems, frustrations and difficulties of the youth of today. To achieve these goals, the Commission has initiated a dual approach: a) to provide direct counseling services and b) to provide constructive, diversionary programs offering youth new educational, emotional and social activities.



Staff and Board Members                                         Commissioners


Thomas Clinton, Director                                                 Leslie Sattler

Greg Cabral, Youth Coordinator                                     Allison Parks


Erin McDonald, Youth Services Counselor                     Elizabeth Williamson

Scott Heald, Youth Coordinator                                      Sheila Quinn


Joan Treacy, Administrative Assistant                           Frederick Mattheis


                                                                                        Christopher Menton

                                                                                        Timothy Brandon




Clinical Services:


The Youth Commission offers individual counseling to teens and their families. we provide a  professional and confidential clinical and programmatic service. Our staff provides support, information and direction to teens on issues such as family, social, peer, stress, loss, alcohol, drug and other teens related concerns. Group counseling is also offered.


Referral and Information:


The Youth Commission offers a referral service for youth related situations. Some examples of these referrals are:


Bridge Over Troubled Waters              Runaways                                         1-617-423-9575


Riverside Crisis                                    Teens in Crisis                                   1-800-529-5077


Riverside Outpatient Center                 Individual and Family Counseling       1-781-762-8670


Samaritans                                           Depression and Suicide                    1-617-247-0220


Samariteens                                         Depression and Suicide                    1-617-247-8050


Job Bank:

The Youth Commission provides a job referral service for teenagers in the Town of Dedham between the ages of 13 and 19.


Community Service:


The Dedham Youth Commission, in conjunction with the Dedham Police Department, and the Dedham District Court, conducts a community service program for first time juvenile offenders. For further information, contact the Youth Commission.



The Youth Commission can always utilize the donations of: time, goods, services and funding. If you would like to learn more about what is needed, contact us at the Youth Commission.