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.

Rhode Island Supreme Court

New District Court Eviction Protocol

On June 1, the District Court began scheduling eviction hearings for some non-payment cases. Read more about the Court's phased reopening and how you can apply for rental assistance.

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.

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.

Protections for Utility Consumers

Thanks to litigation by the Center for Justice and the George Wiley Center, National Grid overhauled its customer service, debt collection, and termination policies and practices affecting more than 3,000 seriously ill and disabled electric and gas utility consumers throughout the State.

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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