JANUARY 6, 2021
Stand in the Gap emerged in response to the events of January 6, 2021, a day that underscored the pressing need for justice reform in America. The treatment and legal challenges faced by January 6th defendants shed a stark light on the flaws within the justice system. This pivotal moment ignited a passionate commitment to address these issues and stand up for the rights of those affected. Stand in the Gap was founded to provide essential support for individuals navigating the justice system, advocate for justice reform, and serve as a beacon of hope amid these challenging circumstances.
Before January 6th, many were unaware of the systemic problems that plagued our justice system. The treatment of the January 6th defendants, as well as their families and advocates, exposed the harsh realities and injustices that had persisted for far too long. It became painfully clear that a system designed to uphold justice was, in many cases, failing those it was meant to protect.
At Stand in the Gap we recognized the urgency of addressing these pressing issues, of providing tangible support to individuals navigating the complexities of the justice system, and of advocating for meaningful change. Our foundation, Stand in the Gap, was established to fill these gaps, to be a source of hope and assistance amid challenging circumstances, and to stand resolutely for justice reform in America.
Our journey is rooted in the belief that the American justice system can and must be fair, equitable, and compassionate. As we forge ahead, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those affected by these injustices and to working tirelessly towards a more just future.