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Advancing Real Change, Inc. seeks individuals from all backgrounds who are dedicated to transforming the criminal legal system and changing lives for the better.

We are accepting applications for the following positions and will conduct interviews periodically. Applicants applying for a position that is not listed with an immediate opening can expect to be contacted within one week with information regarding next steps and our current anticipated timeline for the relevant position. If you have submitted an application and would like to follow up, please email [email protected].

Staff Positions

Records Specialist

Immediate Opening The Records Specialist will lead efforts to obtain and analyze the documentary evidence needed to develop a nuanced understanding of our clients’ life histories. The Specialist will work on behalf of indigent clients who are at risk of receiving extreme sentences, and may be involved with cases at the federal or state level and at any stage in proceedings. The majority of work will be on either capital cases or cases in which a client is at risk of life without the possibility parole for an incident that occurred during their childhood. Regardless of the case characteristics, the Records Specialist will play a critical role in working with the records required as part of a high-quality mitigation investigation. Position requirements and responsibilities are available at the end of this posting.

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Life History Investigator

The Life History Investigator will lead mitigation investigations on behalf of indigent clients at risk of extreme sentences. The Investigator may be asked to work on cases at the federal or state level, at any stage in proceedings, and that require travel across the country and beyond. The majority of cases will be either capital cases or cases in which a client is at risk of life without the possibility parole for an incident that occurred during their childhood. Regardless of the case characteristics, the Life History Investigator is entrusted with ensuring that our clients receive the mitigation investigation they are constitutionally guaranteed. Position requirements and responsibilities are available at the end of this posting.

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Senior Life History Investigator

The Senior Life History Investigator will lead mitigation investigations on behalf of indigent clients at risk of extreme sentences. The Investigator may be asked to work on various types of cases including those where a sentence of death, life without parole, or decades incarceration is a possible outcome. Cases may originate at the federal or state level, and could be at any stage in proceedings. Regardless of the case characteristics, the Senior Life History Investigator is entrusted with ensuring that clients receive the mitigation investigation they are constitutionally guaranteed.

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Internships

Interns play a major role in our work, helping with a range of case-related tasks and research. If you are interested in interning or volunteering with ARC, Inc. please contact [email protected]. Let us know what area of programming you are interested in, the time range you are available, how many hours per week you would like to contribute, and why you’re interested in our work. Please attach a copy of your resume.

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