Our Work

The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) conducts research and supports policy initiatives on anti-civil rights violence in the United States and other miscarriages of justice of that period. CRRJ serves as a resource for scholars, policymakers, and organizers involved in various initiatives seeking justice for crimes of the civil rights era.

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CRRJ 2014 Year End Report

The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law brings together lawmakers, lawyers, activists, researchers, journalists and the families of victims of racial homicides to study and redress the systemic failures of the criminal justice system of the mid-twentieth century. We engage in a form of legal archeology: recovering documents lost to history, examining the fault lines of each case, and conceptualizing continuities over time. Our students interview witnesses and family members, document their memories, and share official accounts of the events. CRRJ maintains the most comprehensive archive on racial homicides in the country, including records of law enforcement, civil rights groups, and state and federal courts, as well as images and oral histories.

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Application for 2016 Soros Justice Fellowship Sponsorship The Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project

Deadline: All applications must be submitted to c.schmitz@neu.edu by July 15, 2015

The Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) at Northeastern University School of Law is seeking to sponsor an individual dedicated to the advancement of civil rights and racial justice for a 2016 Soros Justice Fellowship.

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MOBILE, Alabama -- A number of grisly racially-motivated killings that occurred in Alabama during the Jim Crow era are getting a fresh look. The Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project, a group ...

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