Equal Justice Under Law works to tackle complex systematic discrimination against people living in poverty. We work with community members, organizers, nonprofits, and state and local lawmakers to fight inequality and re-sensitize society to the harm caused by extreme inequality.
For individuals trapped in an unforgiving legal system, we provide a forum to amplify their voices, share their stories, and help their concerns reach state and local decision makers
We partner with organizations across the country to connect individuals struggling with legal issues to local support systems
We form partnerships to create positive impact
An unjust criminal justice system can damage individuals and families for generations, destroying already-struggling communities. Reaffirming our dedication to ending the cycle of poverty, we have partnered with multiple organizations across the nation including the Humanity for Prisoners, Legal Aid Justice Center, the ACLU, Pretrial Justice Institute, the National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, CAN DO Foundation, ArchCity Defenders, Philadelphia Defenders, the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Gillis Long Poverty Law Center, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter and Sugar Law Center for Economic Justice.
In Michigan we partnered with COTS— the Coalition on Temporary Shelter — a Detroit-based homelessness outreach program for single parents.
We partnered with Humanity for Prisoners and The Marshall Project to help Joyce Davis, a mother prevented from visiting prison due to parking ticket debt, to reunite with her son.