Resources for navigating the legal system.
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee

Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee (MHLAC) works to protect the rights of people diagnosed with mental health conditions. They provide information, advice, and direct representation on a range of issues related to mental health.

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Committee for Public Counsel Services

Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is the state’s public defender’s office. They provide representation to people with limited income in criminal, mental health commitment, guardianship, child welfare, and other legal matters.

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Mass Legal Service

Mass Legal Services offers resources and information about legal issues facing Massachusetts residents. It can help people with limited income find free representation for legal matters.

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Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service helps people find representation for any legal matter they are facing.

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Road Map through the Criminal Justice System for Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families

The Road Map through the Criminal Justice System guide helps people understand and navigate the criminal justice system.

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Looking for other legal options?

Contact the NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline. COMPASS is available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Call us at 617-704-6264 or email us at compass@namimass.org.

Learn more about the NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline.