Established in 2009, the Center for Just and Caring Communities is based on the premise that just and caring communities are created and sustained by transformational relationships. Reciprocal and interactive connections between individuals, families, groups, communities, and society at large exist to either strengthen or violate healthy relationships within these systems. The Center exist to conduct research and to promote strategies that uplift, restore, and transform community relationships with a special emphasis on vulnerable persons and communities.
The Center has two unique initiatives. Although unique in focus, both are dedicated to research, service and transformational change.