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 […]

Many thanks to our generous hosts at the Envoy Hotel and everyone who came to help us celebrate the release of our latest report, Cell Phones in the Courthouse: An Access to Justice Perspective. Cell phone bans disproportionately impact litigants who are unable to afford an attorney, and can have critical access to justice consequences. We’re […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]