Ken Amoriggi (RWU Law class of 2009) is one of our many graduates who uses an RWU legal education to effect social change. Ken is Project Coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Project, affiliated with Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ), an NGO dedicated to “building community by advocacy, conflict resolution, and education.” (Full disclosure—I am on the RICJ Board of Directors.)
Ken recently went to the RI State House to help roll out the Juvenile Justice Diversionary Project, an effort to attack the disproportionate rate of minorities in the juvenile justice system (a distressing phenomenon, both in Rhode Island and nationally). For more information about the good works of RICJ, visit their web site.
The juvenile justice initiative is highlighted in media coverage by the Providence Journal and the local NBC-10 TV affiliate.
Keep up the excellent work, Ken!