CPCS, the Public Defender Agency of Massachusetts, provides legal representation in Massachusetts for those unable to afford an attorney in all matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel. This includes representation in criminal, delinquency, youthful offender, child welfare, mental health, sexually dangerous person and sex offender registry cases, as well a related appeals and post-conviction matters.
The EdLaw Project provides education advocacy for children and youth involved with the court system in Massachusetts, and focuses on combating the School-to-Prison pipeline for indigent, court-involved youth.
CLCM works to promote and secure equal justice and to maximize opportunity for low-income children and youth by providing quality advocacy and legal services.
DLC provides protection and advocacy for the rights of Massachusetts residents who have a wide range of physical, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities.
GBLS provides free noncriminal legal advice and representation to low-income individuals in Boston and 31 additional cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.
Eastern Region Legal Intake Line
The Legal Resource Finder search results will give you contact information for legal aid programs, nonprofits, government agencies and court programs that may be able to help you with your legal issue for free or at a low cost. It will also give you links to legal information and self-help materials.
This handbook will help you understand what is likely to happen in court, who the people are that may be involved, and what your rights are as a parent, legal guardian, or custodian in a CRA case.
Mass Legal help has a great deal of information on health care and legal services agencies in the state which can be used to find an advocate.
MHLAC advocates provide informal advocacy or full legal representation to indigent adults and children who present with a legal issue related to mental health.
The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service will assist you in finding an attorney in your area to answer questions and help resolve legal problems.
Foster Child Bill of Rights
The Sibling Bill of Rights