Category Archives: Updates

Regular updates about R2J

Roads to Justice Open House

May 2, 2014 6-9 pm Email jennifer@roadstojustice.org or call (919)442-8782 for address (in Raleigh).  We are hosting an Open House! We are bursting at the seams with excitement over the latest developments at R2J and we want to share them with you. Come by anytime- we’ll be providing food and drinks, and talking about our […]

Welcome Sarah Jessica Farber, our newest board member

Roads to Justice is excited to announce the addition of our newest board member! Sarah Jessica Farber is a solo practitioner in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a statewide criminal defense practice in criminal trials, appeals, and post-conviction litigation in our state and federal courts.  She is a life-long lover of the printed word, and majored in English […]

R2JNC on Hiatus

We remain committed to providing legal education and promoting communication in North Carolina. We expect to be back at work in the Spring of 2014. Please stay tuned!

R2JNC Fundraiser

Attention supporters! We are kicking off our first ever fundraiser. We plan to raise $5,000 by November 10. We’ve worked so far using our own funds, but the time has come to kick it up a notch. We’ve been able to accomplish a lot, but with your help, the results will be amazing! You can […]

Talking about Poverty with Children

Sesame Street is debuting a new muppet, a seven-year old girl named Lily, who is dealing with what is euphemistically called “food security issues”. Currently she is scheduled to appear in only one show.  Sesame Street and other PBS shows seems to be a rare area where people living in poverty as well as the affluent and […]

Poverty and Debt in Rural America

  Few people in North Carolina or the rest of the country have not been touched by the recent economic downturn, but this slump has hit rural areas, including rural North Carolina, particularly hard. Endemic Rural Poverty Most urban and suburban dwellers have in their minds a certain romanticized image of rural America. They think […]

Blame the Poor Part 2

A friend of mine, I’ll call her Betty, had a very unpleasant experience with a customer service representative at a local discount department store. After waiting in a long line for help, the customer service rep decided to ignore her because her request was going “to take awhile”. Betty’s request involved making phone calls to […]

Blame the Poor?

It doesn’t take long to notice the increasingly negative rhetoric against the poor in the last couple of years. Even as people are losing their jobs and homes all around us, some in politics and the media are trying to convince us that no one is actually poor in the United States. Talk of people […]