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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | CASA = Caring

CASA = Caring

This past weekend I travelled to Indianapolis, Indiana to give the keynote address to a statewide meeting of 600 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers. The title of my talk was: “Of All The Things You Can Make In Life, Remember You Make A Difference.” I was well prepared for my presentation, but I was not prepared for the no frills, no nonsense, not just another charity luncheon difference the…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | #NotInMyName

#NotInMyName

Social media is used these days for everything from selling razors to spreading the word about the latest iPhone. But what we really love to see social media used for is social good. Social media has shown that it has the capacity to provide a common experience to many people in a short amount of time, and for them to share their passion about the experience at lightening speed. We…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Executive Director Noah benShea Keynote at Annual CASA Conference

Executive Director Noah benShea Keynote at Annual CASA Conference

Our Executive Director Noah benShea has been asked to be the Keynote speaker at the 18th Annual Indiana GAL/CASA State Conference being held at the Indianapolis Wyndham West on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  The daylong event will cover several topics, including advocacy for foster children with special needs, education and training vouchers for older youth, and post-traumatic stress syndrome. The Indiana State Office of GAL/CASA is pleased to announce that the…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Compassion Patrol

Compassion Patrol

Com·pas·sion – noun: sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. When you think of the word “compassion” it might conjure up images of children, or animals, or maybe even survivors in one way or another. But what about a task force of people whose sole job it is to offer compassion to others? That’s exactly what is happening on the UCSB campus, a Compassion Patrol created by the…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Aha Moment of Justice

The “Aha” Moment of Justice

Have you seen those commercials, the ones where someone talks about their “Aha” moment for Mutual of Omaha? They started a couple years ago and have always been brilliant in our eyes. The clean and clear messaging, the explicit sharing of a personal story. We recently saw this one and it spoke to us, on a justice level, as it is the same reason we are consistently trying so hard…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Giving Generation

The Giving Generation

During a challenging economic time the ME ME ME generation is surprising trend forecasters by doing the opposite of what some might think. Instead of being stingy with their money, they are time and time again opening their wallets. But the Millennials are not opening their wallets for just any given reason. This generation is participating, and participating fully in the sharing economy and opening their wallets for social projects which…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Too Sad. Too True. Too Wrong to Continue.

Too Sad. Too True. Too Wrong to Continue.

Sometimes the greatest challenge is to honestly witness your life. And in my role as Executive Director of The Justice Project, I wanted to bring back an honest report on some of what I have seen, heard, learned and felt. But rest assured this is not going to be a travelogue. Rather it will be a series of reality snap shots that have deeply touched my life and my heart,…

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The Justice Project | The Justice of Prevention | Blog | The Just and Unjust of Diabetes

The Just and Injust of Diabetes

It is rare when one meets a soul as wise, caring, and no nonsense as Dr. Lois Jovanovic. Her bio speaks to her public accomplishments; those who have been her patients, her colleagues, or in the circle of her dynamic “we can get this done” personality know we are blessed. Diabetes is an illness with far reaching lessons and warnings that we feel are well within our charter to make…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | A Book of My Own Helps Launch Little Outdoor Libraries

A Book of My Own Helps Launch Little Outdoor Libraries

The Justice Project’s Book of My Own and Literacy Project was recently invited to play a wonderful role in the “Little Outdoor Libraries” kick-off event hosted by the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara. “Little Outdoor Libraries” will provide low-income youth residing in public housing access to a wide variety of books. The Justice Project and our Book of My Own project provided brand new books to each of the children in…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Santa Barbara Earth Day

Hometown Environmental Justice

Honoring our charter to be an advocate of environmental justice, The Justice Project was proud to be a sponsor of Earth Day Festival produced by the Community Environmental Council in our hometown of Santa Barbara, California. While the crowd was estimated at 35,000 visitors, the experience each of us has with our planet is uniquely individual. And so too was my experience in slowly walking Alameda Park and enjoying the colors,…

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