Christopher M. Oldi, Executive Director of South Coastal Counties and our Program Director, Anne Silver at 22-23' End of Year Celebration!
Members of the 2016-2017 class meeting Judge Patti Saris at AmeriCorps Opening Day.

About The Team

South Coastal Counties Legal Services has received federal funding to operate ALA-Massachusetts since 2005. While members and supervisors serve in organizations throughout Massachusetts, SCCLS manages the day-to-day operations of the program from its subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast MA in Brockton, MA. 

Anne M. Silver, Program Director

Anne is the AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts Program Director. She joined South Coastal Counties Legal Services after five years with Boston CASA, a non-profit organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to serve as best interest advocates for children involved with the juvenile court in Suffolk and Middlesex Counties, most often through involvement with the MA Department of Children and Families. Anne began work with Boston CASA supervising volunteers who directly supported children throughout the court process but finished her time with Boston CASA as Program and Interim Executive Director. Prior to entering the non-profit world, she spent the bulk of her career serving in a variety of legal and compliance roles in the financial services industry. Anne graduated from Boston College with a degree in English and earned her JD from NYU School of Law.


Astghik Dion, Program Coordinator

Astghik is the AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts Program Coordinator. She joined South Coastal Counties Legal Services in Hyannis as a 2022-2023 AmeriCorps member serving in Elder Law, Unemployment Insurance as well as working on a wide array of cases spanning general poverty law. Astghik recently traveled to Armenia as a part of the Birthright Armenia program where she served as a legal advocacy intern at a nonprofit legal aid organization, a PR and communications intern at an NGO as well as a production intern at Armenia's largest independent documentary production company. She is a graduate of UMass Amherst with a double major in Journalism as well as Media, Politics and Law. At UMass, she served as the Head Arts Editor of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.