The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

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Recent Library Content

03/20/2019 - CLAVC, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
A short handout for advocates who want to write more clearly.  Simple tools and tips for getting started to write for the public.
03/15/2019 - Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Department of Criminal Justice Information Services
Overview published by DCJIS; click "G to website" to view.
03/07/2019 - DTA
Income-in-kind is a benefit received in any form other than money for a specific expense such as free rent, utilities, clothing or food,... Read more
01/01/2019 - DTA
DTA Transitions from 2019 are posted here.
03/03/2019 - Journal on School Climate and Violence Prevention
A new study from the International Journal on School Climate and Violence Prevention looks at how one of the protocols, which is known as a... Read more

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