Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps is a leader in child welfare and juvenile justice in Massachusetts. Every year, we help hundreds of children, youth, and their families deal successfully with behavioral and emotional issues at facilities throughout the state. Our innovative and comprehensive programming, which includes residential treatment, educational services, community-based services, and therapeutic support, helps the children we serve grow into healthy and productive members of their communities. We bring compassion and creativity to all we do and provide a stable and nurturing environment in which children heal, learn, grow, and succeed.
As an organization founded to carry forward the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy to achieve social justice, we condemn racism and oppression and embrace all social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Systemic racism — and the violence it perpetuates — is unacceptable. It cannot be ignored or sanctioned. Bobby Kennedy would not have remained silent and neither will we. Black Lives Matter. Read our Staff Statement on Racism.
The RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice is hosting the Transformation of Youth Justice Symposium & Training Institutes September 8-10. We look forward to welcoming multi-disciplinary professionals and youth-serving stakeholders seeking to learn, network, and become part of the nationwide movement to effectively transform youth justice and improve outcomes for children and families. For additional information and to register, please click here.
It’s official! Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps and Dr. Franklin Perkins School (Perkins) have joined together. Read all about it here.
Helping children and adolescents overcome circumstances and experiences that threaten to derail their futures has never been more important. While the work is sometimes hard and frustrating, it is also incredibly rewarding. Interested in learning more? To hear from some of our program alums, click here. For more information on current job openings, click here.