Training: The Remedy Project believes in the expertise of those with direct experience with the criminal justice system - which is why all of our educational material is written, facilitated, and taught by formerly incarcerated people. Our team uses a mix of lectures and group workshop sessions to train students in the art of the administrative remedy. Students learn how to write and file grievance reports and appeals, along with crucial knowledge about the culture of prisons, the mentality of incarcerated people and staff, and the tactics of prison bureaucracies.
Advocacy: Once trained, our team of student advocates and formerly incarcerated mentors assist our incarcerated members through the entire administrative remedy process. Through our membership program, incarcerated people seeking assistance sign up in advance so that when an issue arises, we quickly submit the proper substantive requests to the prison administration on their behalf. The Remedy Project seeks to not only address the issues of our individual members but also to ensure that similar issues do not occur in the future.
Student public advocates carry out the much needed second part of our members advocacy – publicizing our members issues in order to pressure prison officials, influence politicians, and educate the public. To learn more, visit our Action Page (coming soon!!)