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Richard Barnum

Dr. Richard Barnum is a board certified child & adolescent psychiatrist. He was Director of the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic for over twenty years. In that capacity, he conducted psychiatric evaluations of thousands of children and families involved in Massachusetts courts, and also provided consultation to the Massachusetts Departments of Mental Health and Youth Services, regarding cases involving complex legal and clinical problems. He played a large role in establishing the Massachusetts statewide system of Juvenile Court Clinics, and helped to train many of the clinicians working in those clinics. He has also provided direct psychiatric treatment for hundreds of children committed to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, and has consulted extensively with the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division regarding psychiatric care provided to incarcerated juveniles in other states. He was formerly an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and was affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.