Court Collaborative

We provide capable, effective and compassionate advocacy and support to women who come to various Massachusetts courthouses.

We know that women come to court for a variety of reasons: as victims, as defendants, to face an eviction, as a mom whose child is in the juvenile system, etc. In addition to the thing that brought them to court, many women are also experiencing other struggles such as: coping with addiction or mental illness, trying to keep their utilities on, needing more food for their families, confused about public benefit eligibility, accessing public transportation to get to important appointments, etc.

Rosie’s Place staff is on-site to help any woman who comes to court with these or any other issues that they are facing.

Since the program began in January 2017, we have helped 200 women in over 400 advocacy visits.

At our partnering trial courts, we offer:

  • One-on-one advocacy support
  • Support and resources for women facing eviction or utility shut-off
  • Information on Rosie’s Place legal clinics
  • Resources and referrals to local community agencies
  • Information on public benefits and how to apply
COURT COLLABORATIVE HOURS

Cambridge Homeless Court at Salvation Army, Cambridge
Second Monday of each month, 9:00am - 11:30am

Boston Municipal Court, Charlestown Division
Two Tuesdays a month, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, Court Service Center
Every Wednesday, 8:30am - 1:00pm

Chelsea District Court
Every Thursday, 8:30am - 1:00pm

Cambridge Mental Health Court
Every Friday, 9:00am - 11:30am