Joshua Dohan, Esq. is the Director of the Youth Advocacy Division (YAD), the only juvenile defender unit of the Massachusetts statewide public defender agency. He is a graduate of Harvard College (1980) and Northeastern University School of Law (1988). Joshua Dohan became a public defender in 1988 and joined YAD, at its inception, as its first staff attorney in 1992 and assumed the role of Director in 1999. Mr. Dohan is a returned Peace Corps volunteer, Ghana (1982-84). He is the 1998 recipient of the Access to Justice Award from the Massachusetts Bar Association. Mr. Dohan is on the Board of Directors of the African American Federation of Greater Boston, a founding Member of the Equal Justice Partnership, a Eureka Fellow, a member of the LeadBoston class of 2001, and a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Institute on Race and Justice.