Tenant Protections Against Eviction and Help Paying Rent

(updated February 2, 2021)

President Biden has extended the federal eviction moratorium until March 31, 2021, but tenants must take action to protect their rights.

Register Now for Discount Utility Rates & Shutoff Protections

The National Grid moratorium on utility shutoffs will expire for most consumers on September 30th. Register now for a discount rate to get shutoff protections through April 2021, plus discounts of 25-30% on your utility bill.

Workers' Rights During COVID-19 / Derechos de los Trabajadores Durante COVID-19

All employees have the right to a safe workplace. As Rhode Island reopens, learn more about your rights at work, sick leave, and unemployment.

Todos los empleados tienen el derecho a un lugar de trabajo seguro. Mientras Rhode Island reabre, aprende mas de sus derechos en el trabajo, el permiso por enfermedad y desempleo.

End Police Killing of Black People

We Must Say Their Names

The R.I. Center for Justice stands with our clients, their families, our community partners and all members of the Black and Brown communities who are in pain and who are taking action to demand justice for Black lives. We call for an end to police murder of Black people and the removal of police from the public schools.

Read the full statement here.

Family Preparedness Plan / El Plan de Preparación Familiar

The FPP is a free resource for Rhode Island residents at risk of being deported or detained, with instructions on how to appoint a legal guardian or caregiver who would be in charge of their children if they were to become absent.

El PPF es dirigido a los habitantes de Rhode Island que están en riesgo de ser deportados o detenidos, con instrucciones sobre como nombrar a un tutor o cuidador legal que quedaría a cargo de sus hijos e hijas en caso de que se ausenten.

Tenant Advocacy Project

Through bi-monthly clinics, Center for Justice staff attorneys provide brief advice, counsel and where appropriate, full legal representation for low-income tenants struggling with substandard conditions issues.

Students' Right to an Education

On November 28, 2018, the Center for Justice filed a federal class action suit on behalf of all Rhode Island public-school students, asserting that they have a Constitutional right to an education that is being denied in underfunded school districts.

Who We Are

The Rhode Island Center for Justice partners with community groups to protect legal rights and to ensure justice for vulnerable individuals, families, and communities.

What We Do

Protecting legal rights to ensure justice for vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in Rhode Island.

Community Partners

The Center for Justice is committed to lawyering in support of community organizing and collective action.

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