Youth Commission

Welcome to the Dartmouth Youth Commission. This resource is intended for parents, teens and children within our community.  Visitors can learn more about our services, sign up for support groups, learn how to report suspected abuse and locate additional sources of support for themselves and other family members.

The Dartmouth Youth Commission is a youth and family service agency that provides support, referral, counseling and resources to residents of the Town of Dartmouth. The Commission began in Dartmouth in 1968 as a collective response for the community to the growing needs of the Town's youth. The Youth Commission is comprised of seven residents who set policy and guide the work of its Youth Advocate.

Mission Statement

To meet the needs of Dartmouth young people and families who are:

  1. At risk from either their own dangerous behavior, or, by the abuse of others;
  2. To provide assessment, intervention and counseling to children and teens at risk;
  3. Provide information and referral services to teens, their parents, the public, schools, police, juvenile court and other appropriate human service providers.

To carry out the specifications of Chapter 40, Section 8E, of the Massachusetts General Laws under "Youth Commissions".

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jennifer Cabral, LMHC Dartmouth Youth Advocate 508-910-1855
Rosalyn Glaser Board member
Stephen Hunt Board member
Renee Desroches Board member
Jamie Jacquart Chair person-Board member
Jennifer Dutra Board member
Kate Kertscher Board member

Board Members

Jamie Jacquart
Rosalyn Glaser

Members - Appointed by Select Board



Jennifer Dutra


Rosalyn Glaser


Stephen Hunt


Jamie Jacquart



Kate Kertscher


Renee Desroches