Just Future Project

Our Vision for a Just Future:
1. Abolish pre-crime preventative detention laws
2. Free our friends and loved ones from dehumanizing labels
3. Realign our justice system with the values of restoration and reintegration

Just Future Project is a new initiative focused on challenging pre-crime preventative detention laws. We are a people-driven grassroots advocacy campaign dedicated to building a movement of community members demanding an end to indefinite detention regimes.

Why Is This Important?
We believe in justice, that persons who have caused harm may be held accountable for their actions. But justice also demands proportionality and due process, elements essential to distinguish justice from mere vengeance. The goal of any true system of justice must be restoration and re-integration, not the perpetual containment and incapacitation that have come to define the U.S. criminal legal system.

Pre-crime preventative detention systems are a dangerous departure from the traditional values of our legal system.

Reframing Barriers

Nov 9, 2018 | anonymous

I am very honored to work for an organization whose mission is to end homelessness in the DMV. Homelessness often coexists with employment barriers, such as mental illness, addiction, and previous incarceration. Our employment center embraces a person-centered employment first model to facilitate participant stability. Employment First assumes that every participant is employable and has valuable skills to offer employers. This model, which involves staff training and flexible, sometimes unorthodox thinking requires a reframing of perceived barriers, particularly during job interviews. This allows us to build partnerships, identify potential employers, and generate successful testimonies from our program participants.

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