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.
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
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.
Health HIV & LGBTQ Services
JRI Health provides fundamental services like primary health care, housing, medical case management, and peer support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender teens, young adults and adults. We deliver legal and case management services to individuals who are managing HIV, substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Our approach to service borrows from the stages of change model that acknowledges and honors the individual’s journey and process.
For organizations whose work supports at risk individuals and/or those who have been afflicted with HIV/AIDS we offer customized training, organizational development services, and curriculum development. Our approach is one of compassionate support and constant innovation in an effort to make as much expertise available as possible to clients, partners, funders, and the communities we serve.
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.