The Attorney General’s Advisory Council on New Americans is an initiative under the Office’s Community Engagement Division that aims to strengthen the office’s connections to immigrant communities and communities of color.

The Council will form a constant dialogue between immigrant and refugee leaders and the Attorney General’s Office to advise the Attorney General and her staff on issues affecting immigrant and minority residents and how the AG’s Office can work to improve their lives.

Massachusetts is home to over 1 million residents who were born outside of the Unites States. In Boston alone, the foreign-born population now accounts for approximately 27 percent of all residents.  This Council will work with the Attorney General’s Office on how to best address the needs of those residents.

The tasks of the Advisory Council on New Americans include:

  • Advising the Attorney General on issues affecting new American communities such as workers’ rights violations, civil and consumer rights issues, and housing and health care;
  • Assisting the Office’s Community Engagement Division in coordinating efforts to engage directly with immigrant and refugee communities;
  • Assisting the AG’s Office in how to best understand the needs of new Americans in the state

The Attorney General’s Advisory Council on Racial Justice and Equity is an initiative under the Office’s Community Engagement Division that aims to address issues concerning racial justice and equity among minority communities in Massachusetts.

The Council will form a constant dialogue between racial minority leaders and the Attorney General’s Office to advise the Attorney General and her staff on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority residents and how the AG’s Office can work to improve their lives.

Massachusetts is home to almost 2 million minority residents. In Boston alone, the racial and ethnic minority population now accounts for approximately 53 percent of all residents.  This Council will work with the Attorney General’s Office on how to best address the needs of those residents.

The tasks of the Advisory Council on Racial Justice and Equity would include:

  • Advising the Attorney General on issues affecting minority communities such as workers' rights violations, civil and consumer rights issues, housing and health care;
  • Assisting the Community Engagement Division in coordinating the Office's efforts to directly engage racial and ethnic minority communities;
  • Increasing communication, mutual understanding, and willingness to cooperate among community groups and organizations that serve multicultural communities;