Representatives from the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) gave an informative presentation at the North End Branch Library during a Community Action Hour.

Community Action Hours are teaching sessions conducted by the Attorney General’s Office to teach residents about their rights and how to use the resources available through the AGO. The purpose of this community outreach is to inform citizens about the support available through AGO hotlines. Although the lawyers in the Attorney General’s Office cannot represent citizens in court, they can provide the information and support needed to redress a myriad of issues including, but not limited to, elder assistance, consumer protection, student loan assistance and the law regarding victim rights. Hotline numbers are available for each of the twelve support areas.

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The mission of the Attorney General’s Office is “to serve all people in Massachusetts in every one of its diverse communities.”  This is an admirable goal, and the use of Community Action Hours is an effective vehicle for letting citizens know about their rights and the support available.

For more information, contact the AGO by email at: AGOcommunityEngagement@state.ma.us or by phone at 617.727.2200.

For more information concerning the Friends of the NE Library, please email: info@FriendsNELibrary.org or go to our website: www.FriendsNELibrary.org for membership information and a listing of other programs.