ARSJ is a grassroots, community-building organization committed to advancing a comprehensive understanding of issues related to racial, gender, sexual orientation, and economic disparities through a social justice framework.
ARSJ also serves as a watchdog for mental health, child protective and court-based services, spear heading collaborative efforts that promote comprehensive safety in all communities.
Current and past projects include:
Cross-racial, cross-cultural dialogue and action
Community-based court watch and Participatory Action Research (PAR)
Training for advocates and service providers
Inter-community voter registration drives
Community forums on domestic violence
National and local conference workshops and panel presentations
College admissions coaching for court-involved youth
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." - Desmond Tutu