Massachusetts gets grant to improve access to justice

BOSTON — a $100,000 grant has been awarded to Massachusetts so that people who cannot afford attorneys can be benefitted with developed strategic plan for improving access to justice.

The grant will be utilized to design programs to address the unmet civil legal needs of indigent people on consumer debt, housing and family law issues as well as to identify gaps in services currently offered.

The Justice for All project of the National Center for State Courts will provide the grant.

The seven states will receive a Justice for All grant and Massachusetts is one of them.

The Massachusetts court system was ranked second in the nation for services provided to people without lawyers by the National Center for Access to Justice.

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