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Community Justice Initiative

Managed by Department of Family & Support Services

Data last updated on Aug 23, 2023

The Community Justice Initiative (CJI) provides legal education workshops on topics like the school to prison pipeline, know your rights when encountering police, employment, school and housing rights. Residents are also eligible to receive civil legal representation in addition to assistance with juvenile and adult record expungement and sealing.

CJI operates in communities where residents frequently encounter the police and experience high levels of violence and incarceration. Through this program model, residents are able to access resources like education and training that will teach them how to interact with law enforcement in addition to learning their rights when encountered by police. CJI also provides a connection to civil legal services, expungement and record sealing that may not otherwise be known to or accessible. This project aims to provide residents with the educational tools and resources needed to reduce their involvement in the justice system, and to reduce the aftereffects of those interactions which include facing higher barriers to employment.

Reporting Period by Dataset

Community Justice Initiative legal services referrals by ward July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023
Community Justice Initiative event attendees by ward July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023