Our Mission

“(Out)Laws & Justice has proven to reach those who have always been considered unreachable.”

—Sandra L. Cruz, Principal at Van Nuys Middle School and President of Middle Schools Principals Organization


(Out)Laws & Justice is a small organization with a mighty mission. Our purpose is to provide a reason for kids to get out of bed each morning eager to examine, study, and learn. The goal is for students to develop critical thinking about the roots of violence, make good use of school by meeting rigorous academic standards, build community, and begin to visualize themselves as people who might be able to work together to bring about justice in their personal lives and society.

Students explore core American values.