Unlike most legal and research-based policy groups, ARC’s policy advocacy is informed by direct experience and practice, and conducted by formerly incarcerated individuals who have successfully transformed their lives. ARC members serve as ambassadors to show policymakers what is possible when formerly incarcerated individuals receive adequate investment and support. ARC’s policy advocacy seeks to reduce crime, decrease the use of incarceration, improve the outcomes of the formerly incarcerated, and increase investment in the people and communities most impacted by crime, abuse, neglect and incarceration.