CRI is a nonprofit, death penalty defense investigation office and resource center.
We work with legal defense teams to bring the story of our clients' lives into the courtroom. We develop and run high-impact programs to strengthen families and communities.
The death penalty and judicial system disproportionately affect vulnerable communities and perpetuate a cycle of incarceration.
Children, families, and communities are all impacted by an incarcerated loved one.
Children with an incarcerated parent are more than three times as likely to have behavioral problems or depression and twice as likely to suffer from learning disabilities, ADHD, or anxiety.
Families of incarcerated people are more likely to experience poverty, lower educational levels, and loss of livelihood.
The socioeconomic impact of incarceration on communities increases the likelihood that more members of that community will become incarcerated.
Through the legal process of mitigation, we communicate to juries what it means to take a person’s life.
We work with families and communities affected by the judicial system and provide support tailored to their needs.
We advocate to reform our criminal legal system and dismantle the death penalty.
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