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Justice Project Partners with County Leaders to Help Foster Youth Obtain Library Cards

We are THRILLED to announce we have partnered with the Santa Barbara County Libraries, Santa Barbara County Supervisor Janet Wolf, Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Barbara County to help foster youth obtain library cards. What started as a conversation with our Jordan benShea and Kim Davis (CASA of Santa Barbara County) Executive Director, about a young boy whose sole wish for summer…

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Why U Matter

Why U Matter™ Life is a busy business but every time the phone rings, you can’t be sure it is for you. And even those who believe they have a calling need to be sure the call is for them. Today I am writing you about a calling for which there can be no doubt. That call is from Healing Learning, a Social Purpose Corporation. And that call echoes The…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | People who are always right are usually wrong

People who are always right are usually wrong

As Executive Director of The Justice Project, I find myself sensitized to what those in the world around me think is just. Sadly, I have witnessed too many of us can’t discern what is just and what is just our opinion. The consequence of this is living in a contentious world of polarized “I am right” opinion and argument passing for conversation. And it got me thinking about the injustice served amidst all the shouting.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | As if children mattered

As if Children Mattered

What would it be like if people who thought and spoke as if children mattered, also acted as if children mattered? Of course, the phrase “children matter” is used a lot. It is a political “go to” because who is going to stand up and say children don’t matter?

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Former National CASA CEO Joins The Justice Project

Former National CASA CEO Joins The Justice Project

Former National CASA CEO Joins The Justice Project Santa Barbara, CA – June 12, 2015 – The Justice Project today announced that Michael Piraino has joined the organization as Senior Advisor. Mr. Piraino recently retired as CEO of the National CASA Association after 21 years of service. Piraino brings with him over 35 years of experience advocating for abused and neglected children and foster youth. He holds a law degree…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Justice and the LGBTQ Youth

Justice and the LGBTQ Youth

“The Justice Project is committed to seeking justice for children who do not have a home through no fault of their own. Like the LGBTQ youth described below, LGBTQ foster youth find it difficult to live freely within their own gender identity and sexual orientation. When adults cannot accept youth for who they are, it opens a pipeline from home to homelessness.” – Noah benShea, Executive Director – The Justice…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Justice Project Teams up with Heroes in Recovery for International Essay Competition

The Justice Project Teams up with Heroes in Recovery for International Essay Competition

Heroes in Recovery and The Justice Project Announce International Essay Competition $2,000 Prize Purse for the Top Essays that Illuminate the Injustice of Addiction in Society April 29, 2015 (Nashville, TN) – Heroes in Recovery, a movement seeking to break stigmas associated with addiction and mental health issues, is teaming up with The Justice Project, a non-profit organization working to improve injustice in a number of arenas, to offer a…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | CASA Nebraska State Conference

CASA Nebraska State Conference

I was deeply moved this past week to present the Keynote address to a statewide audience of CASA NEBRASKA volunteers. The title of presentation was: OF ALL THE THINGS YOU CAN MAKE IN LIFE, WHY NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The audience were CASA volunteers who volunteer to open their hearts, and give of their time and as a result make a real difference just as surely as societal indifference scars us all. There…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Justice at the Rotary

Justice at the Rotary

Our Executive Director Noah benShea recently stopped by the Carpinteria Rotary Club to give a talk on The Justice Project and the powerful experiences we are having working with foster kids. Check out some of the press coverage below:

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Spreading Literacy in Washington Heights

Spreading Literacy to Washington Heights

We recently had the opportunity to give A Book of my Own books to some deserving kids in Washington Heights and Inwood New York. What we received in our inbox touched our hearts… “Thank you so much for the generous donation of books from the Justice Project for the children and families of the Y’s family literacy programs. All of the books have been distributed and over 50 children who participate…

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