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Equal Justice USA Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   44 reviews 1,466

Address:

20 Jay Street Suite 808 Brooklyn NY 11201 USA

Mission:

EJUSA cuts through the polarization to build a criminal justice system that works for everyone. We envision a criminal justice system that is fair, effective, and responsive to everyone impacted by crime. A criminal justice system that is part of the solution instead of the problem – one that prevents violence before it occurs, helps crime victims rebuild their lives, and creates opportunities for former offenders so they won’t repeat the harm. A successful criminal justice system will mean fewer victims, fewer defendants, and more safety for all of us.

Results:

Our worked has helped end the death penalty in seven states in the last several years. We have built game-changing coalitions of law enforcement, crime survivors, falsely convicted exonerees, liberals and conservatives, civil rights groups, religious groups, and others to come together and find common ground to repeal the death penalty.

Geographic areas served:

National

Programs:

We partner with state organizations to expose the flaws in our nation’s death penalty and end it state by state. We also educate about the needs of crime survivors for services to for services to help rebuild their lives in the aftermath of crime.

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718-801-8940
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Here's the thing, there are a lot of organizations that have a higher profile in the justice reform and anti-death penalty community, but there's one org that all those with higher profiles turn to get things done.

And that is EJUSA.

There the most influential organization you've never heard of. They have been apart of the national conversation on ending the death penalty for over 25 years, with actual state-level wins that have instigated the progression toward a complete nationwide end to the unconscionable practice. Now they are at the forefront a strategy for tackling community justice reform, beginning with strong advocacy for victims and bringing them together into restorative justice reforms. EJUSA is seeing a national movement toward ending the cycle of violence and they will lead that conversation, that organizing on the ground, in the same way they have done for the death penalty.

If you want to give to an organization that does so much with their dollars, EJUSA is your place.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

What impresses me most about EJUSA is how cutting edge their view of healing our broken justice system is. Moving from anti-death penalty advocacy, they are one of the first organizations to turn me on to the growing and important restorative justice movement. Their big picture view and their cunning strategic sense leaves me confident that EJUSA will continue to be at the forefront of leading the US toward a justice system that works for everyone.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

EJUSA is a great organization that really connects with other NGOs on the ground level. They act as a cheerleader and behind-the-scenes workforce and have helped many states repeal their death penalty legislation over the years. They are starting to move onto two additional projects: victim advocacy and addressing violence and trauma as a public health issue. I can't think of a better organization to lead the charge on these new initiatives.

 
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EJUSA is a phenomenal nonprofit. They've expanded outward from death penalty work. Really like their new emphasis on fixing a broken penal system.

 
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I am an associate board member at Equal Justice USA. Equal Justice USA is an excellent organization that has produced and continues to produce effective results in the area of criminal justice reform. The organization's leadership is dedicated and passionate towards their goal of ending the death penalty, and it has been a great experience working alongside them.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

EJUSA's staff is small but you wouldn't know it from their results. Few nonprofits can show the clear, specific impact that EJUSA does, and I remain impressed with how enthusiastic and dedicated its members remain, even in the face of long hours and tough work. As they make more and more progress, they take on new challenges rather than declaring victory and moving on, and I'm confident that their successes will continue to grow along with their aspirations.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I am so impressed by EJUSA's work. Their vision of a justice system that works for everyone is both powerful, well expressed and transformative. Their accomplishment so far have been world-changing and their positive impact on the US justice system will continue to grow.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I work full-time for another criminal justice non-profit, and EJUSA is one of the more impressive criminal justice reform organizations I've been exposed to. Their dogged, successful anti-death penalty advocacy is truly a marvel of clever strategy and organization, and they should be commended for pivoting slightly to incorporate new, related work on victims in the CJ system. Because I'm so impressed by what they do, I serve on the Associate Board to help get the word out and learn more myself. It's a great group of people doing interesting and meaningful work.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

EJUSA has provided game-changing leadership for the movement to end the death penalty. They are true visionaries, as well as amazing partners and collaborators. I rely heavily on their insight, wisdom and experience and their deep connections to a wide network of constituencies, especially conservatives, communities of color, and Evangelicals. Every conversation I have with an EJUSA staffer leaves me enriched, inspired and forever grateful.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I can't say enough positive things about Equal Justice USA! They have been essential in helping us achieve death penalty repeal in Connecticut. They recognized the potential in the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty (CNADP) when we were just a small group of volunteers, and offered to help us get to the next level and beyond. EJUSA showed us how to become more professional and how to target our legislative and public education efforts strategically towards our goal. They continue to support us on a regular basis. And they have never sought credit for this work, nor financial support from us. Thank you, EJUSA!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

EJUSA is an amazing, professional organization that is effecting substantive change in our country. The organization's emphasis on building diverse coalitions and engaging unlikely allies makes them a model for all advocacy organizations.

 
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