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Racial Justice Unit

The Racial Justice Unit (RJU) serves all three Practice areas of The Legal Aid Society to ensure that racial justice and equity are fully integrated in the amazing work we do. It works to ensure that our organizational policies, practices and systems fit within a racial equity framework. The RJU raises critical awareness of the systemic oppression that communities of color experience through the use of research, policy advocacy, impact litigation, community engagement and strategic communication.

This unit is grounded in principles of racial equity and social justice, providing visionary, strategic leadership to ensure that every facet of our organization promotes racial justice.