Massachusetts Expands Free Civil Legal Aid For Victims of Crime (CLAVC)

November 6, 2017 – The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) has announced that it had received a two-year, $8 million grant from the Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) to increase access to civil legal services for victims of violent and economic crimes in Massachusetts. The funding will increase access to services that provide assistance with child custody, immigration, healthcare, access to stable housing, and much more. Services will be free and accessible to children, elders, non-English speakers, and people with disabilities. Referrals will also be made to other legal agencies to meet each client’s individual and long-term safety needs.

To be eligible for pro bono legal services, you must be:

  • A victim or survivor of crime
  • You must have a civil (non-criminal) legal problem that is a result of that crime; and
  • You must live in Massachusetts, or the legal problem must be in Massachusetts.

If you or someone you know meet this criteria, you can connect with help through this link:

If you have other legal needs, both civil and criminal, please contact the Boston Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service at 617-742-0625 or submit an online request form here today!  We refer to attorneys who offer a variety of fee structures, including Limited Assistance Representation, contingency fees when applicable, and reduced fees for those who qualify.