What We Do

Civil Rights & Racial Justice Program

Working at the intersection of race and poverty, the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program (CRRJ) challenges the practices and exposes the enmeshed penalties within Virginia’s criminal legal system that create or exacerbate poverty in the lives of low-income people and people of color. 

Economic Justice Program

The Economic Justice Program seeks to make it less expensive to be poor by fighting for affordable housing, access to healthcare and public benefits, consumer protections, and workers’ rights. .

JustChildren Program

The JustChildren Program seeks to build communities where all children thrive by demanding racial, economic, and disability equity in public education and a fair and restorative youth justice system.

Immigrant Advocacy Program

The Immigrant Advocacy Program seeks to protect the lives and livelihoods of low-income immigrants by standing with them and advocating for their rights at home, at work, and in the courts.