Attorney General's Policy and Government Division

The Policy and Government Division helps develop and advance Attorney General Healey's policy and legislative priorities. The Policy and Government Division works with staff across the office to develop a policy agenda aimed at ensuring that everyone in Massachusetts has access to equal treatment under the law, a healthy environment, affordable health care, a transparent and open government, safe neighborhoods, and is protected from abusive practices in the marketplace.

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Consumer Protection

The Attorney General's Office works to ensure that consumers are protected from unfair, deceptive, or predatory practices from businesses. Below are recent policy statements, testimony, and letters from the Attorney General's Office. If you want to file a complaint with the Attorney General's Office, please visit our Get Consumer Support page

Civil Rights

All residents of Massachusetts deserve to be treated equally under the law and live a life free of discrimination. Below are recent policy statements from the Attorney General's Office on Civil Rights. If you feel that you are the victim of discrimination, you can file a complaint with the Civil Rights Division

Crimes

As the chief lawyer and law enforcement office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Attorney General's Office works with the legislature to ensure that the office can effectively do its job. 

Criminal Justice

The Attorney General's Office advocates for policies to ensure that all Massachusetts residents receive equal treatment on the law. Below you can find recent statements, letters, and testimony on criminal justice. 

Energy & Environment

The Attorney General's Office works to protect the environment and encourage the development of cost-effective renewable energy for the residents of Massachusetts. 

Fair Labor

The Attorney General's Office protects workers from exploitation and sets a level playing field for employers. If you need to make a wage complaint with the Attorney General's Office, you can do so by filing with the Fair Labor Division

Gaming

The Attorney General's Office ensures proper investigation and prosecution of illegal gaming related activity in Massachusetts, as well as regulating the daily fantasy sports industry. If you need to inform the Attorney General's Office of illegal gaming, you can file a gaming tip.  

Health Care and Fair Competition

The Attorney General's Office works to promote public health and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system for all health care consumers in Massachusetts. If you have a problem with health insurance bills or medical bills, you can file a complaint with the Health Care Division

Immigration

The Attorney General's Office serves all residents of Massachusetts regardless of their immigration status and Attorney General Maura Healey is committed to protecting immigrants in Massachusetts. Through litigation and advisory notices, the Attorney General's Office has made clear that protecting these communities is a priority.

Insurance and Financial Services

The Attorney General's Office works to ensure fairness in the insurance and financial services industries for the Commonwealth's consumers. 

Opioid Epidemic

Combating the opioid epidemic is a top priority of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. To that end, the AG is working on all fronts across the office with a team comprised of health care experts, law enforcement, advocates, and public policy experts that is dedicated to tackling heroin, fentanyl, and prescription drug misuse using a multi-disciplinary approach that includes enforcement, policy, prevention and education efforts. 

 

Sexual and Domestic Violence

The Attorney General's Office has formed a partnership with the Patriots Foundation to create Game Change: The Patriots Anti-Violence Partnership, an innovative approach to healthy relationship and violence prevention education. The program, launched in 2015 by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, is providing training in anti-violence strategies to students, faculty, and coaches at public high schools across Massachusetts.

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