Image this: you’re a probationer and you’ll soon be given a chance to make a new start. You want to make the best of that opportunity, but you have questions. Can I get my license back? Can I see my children? What are my options for learning a new trade? Wouldn’t it be a relief if there was someone who could help you get started? Fortunately, there is.
The Community Reentry Readiness Program is officially underway once again. This month, Community Reentry Readiness Committee Member Raquel Webster (National Grid USA) returned to Moakley Courthouse with family law expert Brian McLaughlin (Brian McLaughlin Esq. LLC) to talk to the probationers about child support, paternity, and child custody issues.
Beyond the Billable reached out to Brian to hear more about his experience volunteering with the program. Here’s what he had to say:
“It is a privilege and an honor to present alongside Attorney Raquel Webster. Through Attorney Webster’s efforts and with help from the Public Interest Leadership Program’s members, former inmates will have a greater chance of success, thereby decreasing the recidivism rate. Information equals power. The new skills that these newly freed individuals learn through this course will give them a leg up in the outside world. It is days like this, that I’m proud to call myself a lawyer and a member of Boston’s legal community.”
Stay tuned for more on next month’s public benefits session.