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Dismas House

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Anna Rice
  • Organization Type: Other nonprofit/community based organization

The mission of Dismas is to reconcile former prisoners to society, and society to former prisoners, through the development of a supportive community.

Dismas House's BAR None Program is designed to help individuals with criminal records address civil matters that are barriers to successful community reintegration

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Worcester
  • Area of law: Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Prisoners, Public Benefits, CORI sealing, suspended driver's license
  • Populations Served: Prisoners/Criminal Defendants, ex-offenders
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Mentors, Senior Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Legal Research, Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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