The Right Question Institute

Cambridge, United States
Joined May 2022

The Right Question Institute offers an educational strategy that builds people’s skills to ask better questions, participate in decisions, navigate systems, and advocate for their needs.

Presence in: United States
Focus: Community Organizing, Criminal Justice, Education, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Other

The Legal Empowerment Program (LEP) at the Right Question Institute advances justice by helping legal advocates serving marginalized or disadvantaged communities act as catalysts for client agency. We teach simple, powerful methods for people to learn to ask their own questions and participate in decisions; two skills that are critically important for agency. Legal advocates and community activists use these methods to help the people they serve feel a new sense of self-efficacy, have a voice in decisions that affect them, and advocate for themselves, in the legal system and beyond.

Our vision is a world in which all people are equipped with the skills to navigate systems, advocate, take effective action on their own behalf and on behalf of their communities, and achieve more just outcomes for all. 

The Right Question Institute (RQI) is a nonprofit organization offering an educational strategy that builds people’s skills to ask better questions and participate in decisions that affect them. RQI’s innovative methods are delivered through educational institutions, health care organizations, social services, community-based organizations, and public agencies across the globe.