Campaign for A JUST RI
The Center envisions a Rhode Island in which criminal justice is transformed into a less punitive system that decriminalizes addiction, mental illness, and poverty; prepares individuals and communities for re-entry; and seeks to mitigate the collateral consequences of conviction and incarceration.
A JUST RI will administer criminal justice in a fair and equitable manner; it will safely decrease the prison population, by using effective community-based treatment and diversion strategies; and it will ensure that justice-involved Rhode Islanders have access to housing, income, and the opportunity to thrive.
We have a lot of work to do to achieve this vision. The Center’s Campaign for A JUST RI will change the local conversation about criminal justice through technical assistance, training, policy research, and promoting meaningful collaboration among criminal justice stakeholders and advocates. For more information, please contact us.