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Who is JRI?
JRI is a leader in social justice, with over 100 diverse programs meeting the needs of underserved individuals, families and communities. We are committed to excellence, delivering targeted services that support the dignity of each person.
JRI has not pursued a strategy of following trends, but has instead initiated programs and developed models that have set trends and shaped systems. JRI does not grow through serially developing similar programs; instead, we operate a few exemplary programs of each model. Our work has compelled the development of more improved, more effective, more easily workable, and more solidly replicable models. In addition, we have increased the diversity and stability of our agency through merger, acquisition and partnerships that further our community goals and strengthen our services.
JRI is dedicated to addressing the most confounding challenges of both the human services and educational systems and the persons and families these systems were created to serve. JRI pursues the social justice inherent in opening doors to opportunity and independence. Although our range of services is as varied as those we serve, our approach is uniformly characterized by compassionate support, innovation, and community leadership. JRI seeks new knowledge and improved evidence-based practice, in research and in the field, in order to inform our continuous search for excellence in service.
Justice Resource Institute works in partnership with individuals, families, communities and government to pursue the social justice inherent in opening doors to opportunity and independence.
JRI Board of Directors
Andy Pond - JRI President
Andrea Nix - Board Chairperson
Robert J. Guttentag - Board Vice Chairperson
Audrey Shelto - Treasurer
Stephen Porter - Clerk
Mia DeMarco - Assistant Clerk
Bisser Dokov - Assistant Treasurer
Mark Cuddy - Board Member
Jim Cunha - Board Member
Joel Kershner - Honorary Board Member
Dawna Paton - Board Member
Fran Rosenberg - Board Member
Valerie Samuels - Board Member
Monalisa Smith - Board Member
Judith Tsipis - Board Member
Linda Turner - Board Member