It’s over! The formal session of the Legislature ended at midnight on Tuesday, which means, although the Legislature will continue to meet in informal sessions, action on the most remaining controversial legislation will be tabled until January 2019. So what are the results? Read more below about how our priorities fared in the FY19 budget […]

Action Alert For homeless youth, moving through the world without a state identification card can make an already impossible situation worse. Without state ID, they cannot:  Apply for a job Enroll in education programs Obtain a library card Pick up a package from the post office Open any financial accounts Enter certain government buildings Interact […]

For Immediate Release Boston, July 24, 2018 – A policy brief released today by the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice examines the impact of banning cell phones and other personal electronic devices in Massachusetts courthouses. It finds that there are unintended consequences to the bans, especially for self-represented litigants, and that access to […]

Action Alert For homeless youth, obtaining a state identification card is necessary to accomplish everyday tasks and access potentially life-saving resources. They must have ID to: Apply for a job Enroll in education programs Obtain a library card Pick up a package from the post office Open any financial accounts Enter certain government buildings Interact […]

Join Us At Our 2018 Summer Friendraiser! We invite you to join us at the Envoy Hotel’s Lookout Rooftop & Bar on July 24th, as we celebrate the release of our report, Cell Phones in the Courthouse: An Access to Justice Perspective. To learn more about the access to justice consequences of cell phone bans […]

For Immediate Release Boston, MA – Massachusetts Appleseed Center welcomed Micah W. Miller, Associate at Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP, to its Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting on June 12, 2018. The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, a non-profit organization that advocates for systemic reform in areas such as education, youth homelessness, […]