Vanessa Nason, who runs our “Counting the Uncounted: The Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Project,” reflects on a year spent tracking down the extent of the rape kit backlog in America.
As we wrote last week, the school districts of Attleboro, Brockton, Leicester, Middleborough, and Quincy, all found the highest levels of lead in their school buildings. Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at all of them.
Statewide testing conducted last year shows that hundreds of public schools across Massachusetts, reported high levels of lead in their drinking water, putting thousands of students at risk for long-term health effects. However, despite the danger, these tests remain optional under current law.
Changes to the Massachusetts Public Records Law went into effect in January 2017, but much like the old version of the law, the new rules are only as effective as those charged with enforcing it will allow it to be. MuckRock is launching a newsletter to keep residents and journalists informed about the various public record request debacles requesters run up against.
Public records reveal staffing and caseload concerns for agency responsible for protecting adults with disabilities in Massachusetts
Despite the growing number of reported abuses against adults with disabilities in Massachusetts, the agencies responsible for responding to complaints haven’t been able to staff up at a comparable rate.
C. Scott Ananian sent this request to the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance of the United States of America