by Kay Thomas
The Advocates for Human Rights was founded to implement international human rights standards, promote civil society, and reinforce the rule of law. They do this by providing pro bono legal assistance to people seeking protection from persecution, torture, and trafficking; people being detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. They are actively engaged in advocacy work with other human rights organizations around the world recommending procedural and policy changes that respect the rights of all people to live life with dignity, justice, equality and peace. Learn more about the organization and how you might become involved.
by Tom Fidler
Restorative Justice Community Action (RJCA) provides a community-based alternative to criminal prosecution with the mission of “fostering individual growth while strengthening communities through restorative justice practices.” With a restorative and race equity lens, RJCA leverages the voice of community to transform the criminal legal system and works to eliminate racial disparities. The indigenous roots of restorative justice focus on transformation of people, relationships, and community. In honoring these roots, RJCA humanizes conflict and supports the community in finding shared solutions. Please check out their website to learn more and to get involved.