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Towards a more just criminal legal system

The mission of Advancing Real Change, Inc. is to create a more just world by advancing empathy, dignity, and equity within and beyond the criminal legal system. Your support makes our work possible.

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What We Do

Our criminal legal system too often reduces individuals accused of crimes to their worst actions. Their redeeming qualities, the community that loves them, and the experiences that brought them into contact with the legal system are ignored, frequently resulting in extreme and inhumane sentences. Advancing Real Change, Inc., works towards a more just and humane criminal legal system by unearthing the life histories of people facing extreme sentences so that true, accurate, and detailed information about their lives can be shared with the judges, juries, and prosecutors who decide their fates.

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The Mitigation Toolbox (Genograms)

Genograms are powerful tools that can help illustrate detailed family relationships, patterns, and histories. During this webinar, the presenter will…

  • April 23
  • 1:00 pm EDT
  • Sean O’Brien


FASD Training for Criminal Justice Practitioners

The Florida Center for Early Childhood COURSE DESCRIPTION  This webinar will focus on a short history and explanation related to…

  • May 10
  • 12:00 pm EDT
  • Captain Brian Holloman 

Ask a Mitigation Specialist

Ask a Mitigation Specialist – May 15th

Ask a Mitigation Specialist, a pilot resource program that allows defenders to meet directly and privately with a mitigation specialist…

  • May 15
  • 3:00 pm EDT

Towards a More Just World: Ten-Year Strategic Plan

A new strategic plan for Advancing Real Change, Inc. to guide the organization for the next ten years.

  • Published August 10, 2023
  • I’m new to the field, so being able to talk to an experienced veteran was great. I felt supported.”

    Ask a Mitigation Specialist Participant, 2022
  • Thank you so much to the ARC team…. I feel like I now have the tools to really do my job.

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