Lead. Educate. Change.

JRI works in partnership with individuals, families, communities and government to address their shared challenges in a comprehensive, coordinated, systematic, and effective manner.

Justice Resource Institute (JRI) encompasses a broad range of specialized schools and unique programs through which we strive to serve the needs of unserved individuals, families, and communities. JRI's growth and success are a measure of all the successes achieved by those it touches.

Behavioral Health and Trauma Services

Justice Resource Institute provides an array of innovative and evidence-based outpatient mental health services throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. All of JRI’s Behavioral Health Centers and Trauma Services develop intervention methods to meet the needs of children, adults, and families dealing with a range of behavioral health conditions. Therapeutic services are individually tailored to meet the goals of each client.

Developing Abilities

We believe that people with developmental needs are inherently valuable as individuals with the right to live, participate, contribute to, and benefit from their communities. Our commitment is to assist people to live and work in ways that reflect their desires, choices and dreams.

People with developmental needs can live, grow and work in their communities with dignity and respect; can exercise choice and individual control over their lives; can have strong social and community connections; and can experience personal growth and satisfaction.

Developing Abilities partners with individuals, families, and state agencies to design, develop, and implement high quality, innovative, responsive community programs and supports. We provide opportunities for adults to live on their own or in staffed homes and apartments and to grow through job training, supported employment or therapeutic day supports.

Foster Care Services

Did you know there are an estimated 500,000 youth in the foster care system in the United States on any given day? We believe every young person in foster care deserves the opportunity to thrive in a safe, stable, and nurturing home environment in their community. Justice Resource Institute takes a trauma-informed approach to providing foster care in New England. Our Foster Care Division works specifically with youth who experience behavioral and emotional challenges, medical conditions, and developmental delays. We provide top quality services to assist the families in our programs as they progress in their individual journey to transform the lives of the young people in their care. The foster families in our programs exemplify the unwavering support, compassion, and dedication reflected in our mission.

JRI Health Services

JRI Health provides support services to help people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) achieve the best possible health outcomes and self-sufficiency. We recognize that PLWHA are less likely to stay connected with health care and maintain their treatment regime if they are facing stressors such as homelessness, depression, isolation, lack of food, health insurance or other critical need. To address these concerns JRI Health offers case management, supported housing, housing search and advocacy, peer support, legal services and community health workers who provide intensive, home-based support. In addition, JRI Health seeks to prevent the further spread of HIV by working with high-risk groups disproportionately impacted by HIV. At Boston GLASS, GLBTQ youth and young adults can access HIV counseling and testing, mental health counseling, social support, housing search and advocacy, support groups, leadership development and other activities that help youth reduce potential risks, increase access to social supports and provide practical skills for healthy living. HIV counseling and testing is also available at our Framingham location, Program RISE.

In addition to providing services to PLWHA, JRI Health applies this model of wrap-around care to adults living with other disabilities such as mental illness and brain injury.

JRI Health prides itself on offering services in accordance with harm reduction principles, ensuring they are low-threshold, non-judgmental and designed with consumer input.

Beyond providing direct services, JRI Health also provides capacity building services to other mission-driven non-profits. Realize Resources, a program of JRI Health, offers a range of services to help individuals, teams and organizations achieve their mission and vision. Services include leadership coaching and development, skills-based training, strategic planning, clinical consultation and supervision, development and implementation of new service models and technical assistance.

Residential & Educational Services

For over thirty years Justice Resource Institute has opened doors to educational opportunity for underserved youth in our communities. Within its specialized schools and programs, JRI has created positively-focused environments that foster healthy growth and development and meet the needs of each individual we serve.