ARC, Inc. seeks to transform the U.S. criminal justice system by providing comprehensive and accurate life history investigation to decision-makers in order to inform the fates of individuals facing the most severe penalties.
Advancing Real Change, Inc. was founded to respond to the trend in the criminal justice system toward increasingly retributive sentencing - sentencing that seeks, above all, to punish the accused to the maximum degree possible. Lost in this process are the actual people. Those who face criminal charges in our court systems confront tremendous dehumanization, presented as nothing more than their crimes. Sadly, this is true even when the defendants are children. These are the circumstances that ARC, Inc. seeks to change by providing comprehensive, accurate life history investigation in the cases where it is needed most.
Our clients are those who are facing the full weight of the government's power and its ability to take life - the imposition of the death penalty and life without the possibility for parole - and often come from the most challenging circumstances. We prioritize working on cases where the need is the greatest, and we work with indigent clients throughout the nation.