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.Donate Now
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.
In the unique and challenging field of capital defense, our dual role encompasses fighting for our clients' lives while also…
Rita Radostitz and Constance Sheehan
Ask a Mitigation Specialist, a pilot resource program that allows defenders to meet directly and privately with a mitigation specialist…
ARC, Inc. provides this and other trainings at no cost to current and prospective defense practitioners. We do this to eliminate…
|Dr. Alisha Ali
|Dr. Elizabeth Vartkessian
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|Dr. Khalilah Robinson Johnson
A new strategic plan for Advancing Real Change, Inc. to guide the organization for the next ten years.
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.Narrative workshop participant
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