Action Alert If passing the FY’19 State Budget is a marathon, we’re in the final stretch! The Senate Debates have ended and the Conference Committee met for the first time last Thursday. This Committee is comprised of three Senators and three Representatives with one job: to reconcile differences between the House and Senate budgets. Now […]

Innovators for Access to Justice Panel A panel of innovators in access to justice will present immediately following the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Annual Meeting.                   Join us to hear these experts from local law schools discuss their work using technology and other innovations […]

Action Alert The Senate’s FY’19 budget recommendations, while including some big wins for the housing court and homeless youth, do not include funding for several critical areas. Senators have submitted their amendments, and now the debates are on! This is your chance to join us and stand up for civil legal aid, low-income kids in […]

Action Alert Last month, the House Committee on Ways and Means released its 2019 budget proposal and you stood with us to defend Massachusetts’ most vulnerable populations. We need your help once again. Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, and there is plenty of good news […]

A Letter from the Executive Director Dear Friends, You did it! After so many months of tireless advocacy, you did it. On Friday, Governor Baker signed the omnibus criminal justice reform bill into law. The bill is now Chapter 69 of the Acts of 2018. And with that, you’ve brought us one step closer to […]

Action Alert It’s that time of year again. Budget season. Yesterday, the House Committee on Ways and Means (HWM) released its fiscal year 2019 budget proposal. And we have some work to do if we want to ensure the unaccompanied homeless youth of Massachusetts have the support they need and the Housing Court and civil […]