A civil and human rights agency is closing its doors. The Justice and Civil Rights Initiative marks its final day. JCRI has served the community since 2013. In September, JCRI former Chief Executive Officer Ed Moore the third announced that the Board of Directors unanimously voted to shut down the agency. Moore says it was all about helping people.
The JCRI’s first event took place at Jacksonville State University on April 2, 2014 when the agency hosted an informational forum on “Stand Your Ground” self defense laws following multiple controversial cases with self-defense laws in the state of Florida.
Since its creation in 2013, over 30 staff members and volunteers have worked at JCRI, making it one of the fastest-growing civil rights agencies in northeast Alabama.