Marisol Garcia, J.D.

Marisol Garcia has dedicated her over 25-year legal career to advocating for youth at every stage of the cradle to prison pipeline. Since 2016, Marisol has directed the work of the Commonwealth’s largest child advocacy program – the Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids (MHAP for Kids). As Deputy Director, Marisol continues as the leader of MHAP for Kids, acts as an HLA ambassador to cultivate partnerships with potential and existing financial and advocacy partners, develops, launches, and guides HLA advocacy efforts, advises existing HLA legal initiatives to help them grow, and works on administrative projects to advance HLA operations. Marisol achieved the mission of statewide expansion for MHAP for Kids, increasing capacity by over 600% and placing attorneys in Family Resource Centers (FRCs) across the state. In 2022, Marisol was selected as one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women of Law. She received her JD from Northeastern University School of Law in 1997 and a BA magna cum laude from Providence College 1994.