Determined Juvenile Crime Defense Attorney in Cranston

Protecting your child's future

If accused of a crime, your child faces heartbreaking consequences on freedom, family, social relationships and education. Your actions now can change the course of your child's future. Our criminal defense law firm Kerry I. Rafanelli, Attorney at Law has 30 years of experience in juvenile justice. In addition to protecting your child in the juvenile justice system, we take decisive steps to support your child's successful future.

Guardian ad litem and mediator

Kerry I. Rafanelli is often appointed by the court to serve as a guardian ad litem. In this role, Kerry represents children's best interests in court proceedings. Kerry's dedication as a guardian ad litem was the theme of a feature article in the Rhode Island Monthly magazine. As a mediator, Kerry is skilled at developing positive solutions for families and children.

Juveniles in Family Court

The purpose of prosecution of juveniles in R.I. Family Court is to successfully rehabilitate and protect children accused of crimes. Among the objectives of the rehabilitation process are:

  • The deinstitutionalization of juvenile state offenders in Rhode Island
  • Separation of the juvenile and adult detention and lockup areas
  • Implementing projects for young people
  • Reducing such youth-related problems as substance abuse, school drop-outs and truancy

Our team zealously protects your child's rights in the juvenile system. We remain vigilant of your child's safety and health during periods of detention and assertively seek release at the earliest possible opportunity.

JJDPA alternative programs that support your child's future

Alternative programs are focused on rehabilitation and support, rather than punishment. If beneficial to your child, we arrange for admission into programs that offer drug and alcohol treatment, anger management, mental health counseling, mentoring, school tutoring and life skills.

Learn more from an experienced East Greenwich, Cranston and Coventry and North Kingstown juvenile law attorney

Consult an experienced East Greenwich attorney to learn more about protecting your child's rights in the juvenile justice system. Call Kerry I. Rafanelli, Attorney at Law or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.