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⚖️ Combating Injustice in the Criminal Justice System

It is hard to imagine that today, thousands of innocent people in the United States are placed in jail or prison for a crime that they did not commit. Since 1989, there have been 2,095 exonerations of innocent inmates in the United States. In that time, over 18,250 years were served by those wrongfully convicted. Not only this, 1 in 25 people waiting on Death Row are innocent. It is devastating that thousands of people have lost a huge part of their life if not forced to end their life due to a mistake from the criminal justice system while suffering from the lack of legal assistance for those in poverty.

And for many, racism and racial bias is what led to their wrongful convictions.

Join these organizations in their fight to eliminate injustice in the criminal justice system!

Innocence Project Inc

New York, NY

The Innocence Project's mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

Equal Justice Initiative

Montgomery, AL

"Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America."

National Legal Aid And Defender Association

Washington, DC

Because the quality of justice in America should not depend on how much money a person has, NLADA leads a broad network of advocates on the frontlines to advance justice and expand opportunity for all by promoting excellence in the delivery of legal services for people who cannot afford counsel. "As a country, we are living through a once-in-a-generation moment that presents us with a unique opportunity to reckon with our history and answer the resounding call for racial equity in America. There is no other national legal organization that touches on all the access points of racism and poverty and has the ability to tackle the root causes of deeply entrenched racial disparities. The Racial Equity Initiative will help our members in this fight." - April Frazier Camara, President & CEO NLADA

N A A C P Legal Defense And Educational Fund Inc

New York, NY

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.

The Last Mile

Oakland, CA

TLM provides opportunities for personal and professional growth for justice-involved individuals through education and technology training.

Creating Restorative Opportunities and Programs

Oakland, CA

Creating Restorative Opportunities & Programs falls within the Workforce Development for Justice Involved People category: Organizations that provide training, employer development, career placement and permanent housing resources that help justice involved adults re-integrate into the community following their release from incarceration.

Campaign For The Fair Sentencing Of Youth

Washington, DC

The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth is a national nonprofit working for racial justice by leading the movement to abolish juvenile life without parole. The U.S. is the only country in the world that sentences children to life in prison; Black children are given JLWOP at a rate 10x per capita compared to white children. We envision a society that respects the dignity and human rights of children through a justice system that considers the child’s age and unique ability to change; provides youth with opportunities to return to community; and bans life without parole for people under age 18. We center the experience of those most directly impacted, through our Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network (ICAN), a first of its kind network of individuals who were sentenced to JLWOP and are now home. Together with ICAN, we support corporations to get involved in our movement through direct engagements, public education and proximity to people who have survived JLWOP.

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