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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 | How a Small Town Turned a Teen Pregnancy into a Positive

How a Small Town Turned a Teen Pregnancy into a Positive

It isn’t rare that you hear about teen pregnancy across America, let alone how the circumstance created a negative situation. So it seemed fitting for our topics of justice to share a story about how a small down turned a teen pregnancy issue into something positive. Are there any negative things in our life that we could maybe turn to create a positive outcome? Thirty years ago, the small town…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Fiercest Liberal in Justice

The Fiercest Liberal in Justice

Often when we think about justice what first comes to mind isn’t a specific environmental, educational, economic or social justice, it is the justice system. And highest of high courts in that justice system, least for the United States is the Supreme Court. How often do we think about their rulings when we think about justice? Typically we think of the system as a whole, but there are a group…

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The Justice Project | making a just difference | Blog | What Does Justice Mean

What Does Justice Mean?

As Executive Director of The Justice Project I feel I have been remiss in not writing something about what justice means to me. I don’t think I’ve been avoiding the challenge. I do think that, like a lot of us, I have a more intuitive sense of justice than an articulated one. And if asked to explain justice, you too may find yourself at a loss for a precise definition.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Tao of The Healthy Life with Traver Boehmn

The Justice of Prevention Part 1

To begin The Justice Project’s efforts in a preventive medicinal approach to the diabetes epidemic, we will be featuring a series of videos that address ways in which anyone can begin to live a healthier life.  The intention is that through healthy living one will be less likely to develop diabetes and, in this small way, The Justice Project hopes to make a just difference in the Justice of Prevention.…

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The Justice Project | making a just difference | Blog | Food for Food's Sake

Food for Food’s Sake

Often times a writer will sit down to a blank screen, look at the clean space and wonder where to begin. Perhaps being a little less gracious and a little more honest, someone once said that a writer is someone who sits down to work and prays for the phone to ring. Putting the humor aside, there is a topic of conversation that I have avoided.  And now I need…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Things Dont have to be Good for you to be Great

Things Don’t Have To Be Good For Us To Be Great

Some years ago on a car ride from Jerusalem to Caesarea, the question arose between others and myself as to what constituted “civilization.” The dialogue argued for art, music, good food, good conversation, and even good company. All of which struck me as civilized but not necessarily the defining features of a civilized society.  But it did get me thinking and turns these thoughts. The root of the word compassion…

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