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Advancing Real Change, Inc. promotes justice
by ensuring that the life histories of people ​charged with crimes
are at the forefront of their cases.

Support ARC, Inc.'s Work

We were grateful to connect with so many of you last year through our webinars, book club, and other activities we started to help us all remain connected while the pandemic kept us apart. Though we are eagerly awaiting the day when we can return some of our trainings to an in-person format, we are also excited to be able to keep our virtual events as a permanent - and growing - part of our work. Check out the announcements below to learn more about ARC, Inc.'s upcoming program opportunities. We hope you’ll join us!

Now hiring: Director or Education and Training

Are you interested in helping to make sure that defenders across the country have the resources and support they need to advocate for their clients effectively? Thanks, in part, to the support we received during our matching gifts campaign in December, we have been able to start the year by recruiting for a position that will coordinate and advance all of ARC, Inc.’s educational programming. This position is an opportunity to help shape our organization's training and educational priorities for years to come. 

Candidates for the Director of Education and Training position can be based in either Baltimore, MD or Jacksonville, FL. To access the full job description position and apply, click here.


February Webinars

We have announced our webinar dates for the first half of 2021, including topics for our February session.

February 9: Communicating Effectively with Clients with IDD and Mental Illness
Presenter: Susan Marcus

February 23: Mapping
Presenter: Amy Nguyen


Webinars are held at 1 p.m. Eastern and typically last around 90 minutes. To register or for more information, please visit our webinar registration page. Be sure to complete registration by 5 p.m. EST the day before the webinar you plan to attend. The link and instructions to join each webinar will be sent after registration closes. 

We will also be announcing topics and presenters for future sessions, which are currently scheduled for the following dates in the first half of 2021 (topics listed below are subject to change):

March 9: TBD
March 23: Expanding Mitigation to Non-Capital Felony Cases
Presenter: Miriam Gohara
April 6:  Representing Transgender and Non-Binary Clients
Presenters: Connor Barusch, Jessica Sutton, and Jenny Merrigan

April 20: Working with Female Clients
Presenter: Sandra Babcock
May 4: TBD
May 18: TBD
June 1: TBD
June 15: TBD
June 29: TBD


If you have questions about ARC, Inc.'s webinars, or ideas regarding its content contact Erin at

In the Place of Justice by Wilbert RideauVirtual Book Club: In the Place of Justice

Last year, we started our virtual book club as a way to help further build community during the pandemic. Since then, we have had the pleasure of interacting with participants interested in issues related to our work in a new way. We are returning with our first 2021 book club selection, In the Place of Justice by Wilbert Rideau. The author is an award-winning journalist who was sentenced to death at 19 years old. The book is a memoir of his forty-four years of incarceration and his road to redemption.     

Special Guest: Wilbert Rideau

Led by an ARC, Inc. team member, we will discuss the book over the course of two meetings in March. Those participating can join the Tuesday group, which will meet on March 2nd at 8 p.m. EST or the Wednesday group, which will meet on March 3rd at 6 p.m. EST. Both groups will be combined for our second meeting on Saturday, March 20th at 2 p.m. EST when Wilbert Rideau will be joining the discussion as our special guest.

If you would like to participate, please register on our book club page. If you have any questions, contact Mary at
J.M. Kaplan FundThe J.M. Kaplan Fund is accepting applications for its 2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize. I am proud to have been one of the inaugural recipients of the prize in 2015. The professional and financial support gained from this award has played a significant role in making ARC, Inc. what it is today.  Spread the word about this incredible opportunity.

The deadline to apply is April 30th. For additional information, please visit or email

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