Racial injustice, inequalities and the law are all intertwined.
For the underserved population in crisis, if some fairly basic resource were available, it would change everything.
(This article, written by Anne Bader-Martin, was recently published by the American Bar Association.)
One day, a juvenile-court-appointed attorney sat in a Dunkin’ Donuts across from her pregnant 15-year-old client who lived in foster care, with her already overburdened elderly grandmother because her mom had died of an overdose a few years before and her father wasn’t in her life. She was a friendly girl with sad eyes but a very warm laugh. In looking ahead to the birth of her baby, she was really looking forward to having someone of her own to love—and to be loved back unconditionally.
As they sat in the crowded café, the attorney tried to discuss all the responsibilities that caring for a baby entailed, but the teen preferred to talk about a stroller she had seen in a magazine that she really wanted. She even brought along the picture of it to show the attorney so there would be no mistake.[Read more…]
A nice article about One Can Help is included in The Good People Fund‘s Annual Report.
Nice story in the Newton TAB about Newton’s Commonwealth Heroines including OCH’s Anne Bader-Martin. Congratulations to all Commonwealth of Massachusetts Heroines!
Ayanna S. Pressley