About MLRI, Acknowledgements, and Copyright
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) provides statewide advocacy and leadership in advancing laws, policies, and practices that secure economic, racial, and social justice for low-income people and communities. MLRI furthers its mission through impact litigation, policy advocacy, coalition building, community lawyering, and public information. In addition, it serves as the poverty law support center for the Massachusetts civil legal aid delivery system and advocacy community, providing expertise and support to local legal aid programs, social service, health care and human service providers, and community organizations that serve low income people throughout the state. www.mlri.org.
MLRI dedicates this Emergency Assistance (EA) Advocacy Guide to the lowincome children and their families for whom it was written.
MLRI also dedicates this Guide to our former colleague and friend Ruth Bourquin, who served as a Staff Attorney at MLRI for 22 years and was the original author of this publication, and to all of the advocates in Massachusetts who help children and their families obtain the benefits for which they are eligible and who work to preserve and protect basic supports for people living in poverty.
Special thanks go to Lena Wilson of MLRI for her work on the production of the Guide.
© 2018 by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
Permission to reprint must be obtained from both the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.