MLAC created the Racial Justice Fellowship in 2006 to expand the reach of legal aid to communities that have difficulty accessing the justice system due to linguistic or cultural barriers.
The goal of the Fellowship is to use systemic advocacy and other strategies to address pervasive problems of racial injustice, given the disproportionately high rate of poverty among communities of color and the unmet legal needs of these communities.
The Racial Justice Fellowship is a two-year position and is available to MLAC-funded and Legal Services Corporation-funded legal aid programs in Massachusetts. Below are the names of the current and previous Racial Justice Fellows, as well as a summary of the current Fellow’s project.
For more information on the Racial Justice Fellowship, contact Janne Hellgren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|YEAR||FELLOW||LEGAL AID PROGRAM|
|2007-2009||Mithra Merryman||Greater Boston Legal Services|
|2008-2010||Ron Traylor||South Coastal Counties Legal Services and the Center for Law and Education|
|2010-2011||Ron Traylor||South Coastal Counties Legal Services|