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Also in this issue: Equal Justice Works Fellowship, an opportunity to join ARC, Inc.'s team, and good news from Delaware
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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.
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, September 21

 
Reed Smith
1301 K Street NW, Penthouse - East Tower
Washington, DC 20071
(map)

Join the staff and Board members of Advancing Real Change for a chance to get to know the founders of this movement to transform the U.S. criminal justice system through the practice of life history investigation.

Confirmed Board members Jim Marcus (University of Texas School of Law) and Christopher Walters (Reed Smith) will be in attendance to discuss ARC, Inc.'s work.

RSVPs appreciated. Reply online here or email Erin at esf@advancechange.org.

Refreshments will be served.

Generously hosted by Reed Smith
Join our Team
Senior Life History Investigator

ARC, Inc. is hiring a Senior Life History Investigator. If you or someone you know has at least 2 - 3 years of experience working as a mitigation specialist and is interested in joining a dynamic team of individuals committed to transforming the criminal justice system, submit your application today!

Applications can be submitted in writing or electronically to Elizabeth Vartkessian, 309 N. Charles Street, third floor, Baltimore, MD 21201 or to esv@advancechange.org. All applications should include a current CV, contact details for three references, and a cover letter that addresses the listed qualifications criteria.
Support ARC, Inc.
Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Do you know a 3L or recent law school graduate who dreams of making a difference?

ARC, Inc. is actively seeking applicants for the Equal Justice Works Fellowship for the fall 2016 application process.

We welcome proposals from applicants that will help defense teams engaged in death penalty and juvenile cases with the laborious task of life history investigation. For interested applicants who do not have a well-developed idea, we have created a project that focuses on navigating the collection of publicly available records related to housing, environmental toxins, law enforcement agencies, and other institutions that would be responsive to Public Records Act or the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Maya Garza. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Click here for more information on the EJW Fellowship program.

Congratulations to our friends in Delaware!
State's Death Penalty Struck Down

This Tuesday, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that the state's death penalty is unconstitutional, bringing us one state closer to a country where the death penalty has been abolished.

Prior to this ruling, Delaware was one of the few outlier states in which the judge bore the ultimate responsibility for sentencing. Under that system, a judge could override a recommendation of a life sentence by the jury, which the court has now ruled to be a violation of the Sixth Amendment.  Read more.

Congratulations to all who worked toward this important decision! 
Like ARC, Inc.'s work? Learn more, spread the word, or get in touch! 
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