Our clients are at the center of our cases and our organization. We begin each case by learning and supporting their immediate needs.
We interview everyone who holds a piece of our client's story in order to build a life-history narrative. We compile records, research, and documentary evidence that demonstrates the arc of their life.
We work closely with lawyers to ensure our client's constitutional right to have their story told in court.
We present our investigation, the story of a complete and complex human life, to those who need it in order to render a just decision, verdict, or ruling.
We work with families to identify causes of inequity, instability, and incarceration. We design supportive, deliverable programs to facilitate their safety and healing.
Our goal is to respond to the specific needs of our clients’ families and communities, and we tailor our programs to address those needs.
We believe that public safety is more than jailing and policing. To this end, we work with community coalitions to expand the definition of safety to include social services, investment in community, and abolition of the death penalty.