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.
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Welcoming the J.M. Kaplan Fund
to Baltimore

In 2015, the J.M. Kaplan Fund changed ARC, Inc.'s trajectory when our Executive Director, Elizabeth Vartkessian, was named one of the inaugural recipients of the J.M.K. Innovation Prize. The Prize embodies the belief that social entrepreneurship can spark transformative change. The early-stage support we received with this award helped us to expand our work, while the resources and expertise provided helped us to thrive as an organization. Just as meaningfully to us, it has made our team part of a community of individuals dedicated to creating change.

Clockwise from top center: Guests gather for a community dinner and discussion of Baltimore-based social justice work; Prize recipients tour Baltimore's monuments to gain a new perspective on our city's history; Liz Vartkessian leads a session on creating compelling narratives; Liz and Councilmember Bill Henry; J.M. Kaplan Fund Executive Director Amy Freitag addresses attendees at the community dinner.
It was our great honor to welcome the Fund and the cohort of the 2015 Prize recipients to Baltimore for three days in May for an in-depth look at ARC, Inc. and the greater Baltimore community.

We want to thank everyone who made the Fund's visit to Baltimore such a success:
  • Councilmember Bill Henry of the 11th District of Baltimore City, who introduced City Council Resolution 18-0081R in honor of the Fund's visit to Baltimore and to recognize Liz's work; and 
  • Ted Davidson, Dr. Shanaysha Sauls, DeJuan Patterson, and Ernst Valery for their thought-provoking panel on current social justice efforts in Baltimore.
Staff Notes
We couldn’t have done it without you!
ARC, Inc. founding member John Fox’s final day as our Deputy Director was last month. We are profoundly grateful for all he has done to take ARC, Inc. from an idea to reality. Although John will still be involved with ARC, Inc.’s work in many ways, we wish him the best as he sets off on a new career path. Thank you John, for all the incredible work you have done building bridges to empathy.
Welcome, Pascale
Pascale Cadelien has joined our team as our newest Record Collection Specialist. Pascale is a recent graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she gained experience in the Criminal Practice Clinic working as a Rule 19 Student Attorney with the Office of the Public Defender. You can read more about Pascale and the entire ARC, Inc. team here.

We're Hiring!

Whether you're an experienced mitigation specialist looking to take on a leadership role in a collaborative nonprofit organization, newly entering the field and looking for an opportunity to learn best practices, or an administrative professional wanting to bring your skills to support an effort to create real change in the criminal justice system, there's a role for you on the ARC, Inc. team.
Please visit our current opportunities page to learn more.
Juvenile Justice Spotlight

ARC, Inc.’s Juvenile Justice Coordinator Rachel Johnson was an invited panelist for the Maryland Law Journal on Race, Religion, Gender & Class’s Spring Symposium. You can view the entire program, which also featured speakers from Maryland Law; Baltimore-based firm Brown, Goldstein & Levy; and the Public Justice Center, here. Rachel's remarks begin at 69:37, but start at the beginning for welcome remarks from Maryland Law alum and former ARC, Inc. intern Kaylesh Ramu.
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