Do you care about criminal justice reform, LGBTQ+ rights, or racial justice? Would you like to spend your semester helping to investigate these Kafkaesque systems and their impact on arguably the most marginalized populations in the United States? Just Future Project is seeking a bright, driven, and conscientious research assistant to a nationally recognized expert in criminal legal policy and directly impacted leader in justice reform. Your work will support analysis driving an active legislative campaign challenging pre-crime preventative detention laws in Virginia. The first bill in the country to abolish these laws is currently pending before the Virginia Senate (SB 1244). You will…
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?
Pre-crime preventative detention systems are a dangerous departure from the traditional values of our legal system.
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.
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