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Public Justice Center Inc

Rating: 5 stars   33 reviews 1,455

Nonprofit Issues:

Civil Rights, Crime & Law

Address:

One N. Charles Street, Suite 200 Baltimore MD 21201 USA

Mission:

The Public Justice Center (PJC) is one of Maryland’s premiere nonprofit legal advocacy organizations. We work with people and communities to confront the laws, practices, and institutions that cause injustice, poverty, and discrimination. We advocate in the courts, legislatures, and government agencies, educate the public, and build coalitions, all to advance our mission of “pursuing systemic change to build a just society.”

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(410)625-9409
www.publicjustice.org

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Reviews for Public Justice Center Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

My time at the Public Justice Center has been absolutely inspiring. Everyday I see employees who clearly embody the mission of the organization, working towards a just society. In my time at the Public Justice Center, I was treated as a member of the team and was able to truly work with the other employees in achieving the ultimate goal of systemic change.

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I have been involved with the Public Justice Center for more than 10 years and they are with out a doubt the most earnest and committed people I can imagine. But even more importantly they fill the most critical need I can imagine. The need for making sure that we don't just pay lip service to creating a just society, but that it we build one that actually works. PJC does not apply band-aids to social ills, it searches for root causes and tugs on them until they are removed and it often takes many years on a single issue, but the just don't give up.

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With so many issues that taking up our time and energy, it is truly enlightening to know the work that is being done by the staff at the Public Justice Center, Inc. There can be no hope for people to move forward then that of having security in and the ability to practice a trade without barriers in the work place..... THERE CAN BE NO PEACE WITHOUT JUSTICE.......

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered at the PJC for a year and my experience was nothing short of inspiring and thankful. I observed how the staff worked tirelessly to pursue their goals for driving systemic change for the society. Major historical bills such as Montgomery County Paid Sick leave legislation, would not have been successful without PJC's strong involvement. Whether advocating for renter's rights, education rights, workers rights or other human rights PJC has been and is the place where society gets major benefits. I am glad to have served at the PJC and I will continue to support its mission to keep bringing positive change for the society.

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1 person found this review helpful

As a relatively new employee, I have been very impressed by the PJC's office environment and its work. While the staff here are incredibly talented and driven in their practice, they are also very welcoming and teaching-oriented on a day to day basis, and I feel like my professional skills have expanded rapidly in just the last few months. Since the PJC is ever challenging of the policy that drives poverty, I find the work here very dynamic and exciting. I am proud to be a member of such an efficient and responsible organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

While I am a Board Member, I am also a former employee of the Public Justice Center (PJC). So, I have seen the PJC from a few different angles. I'm impressed by a lot of what they do, but two things stand out in my mind. First, there is no doubt about the dedication and passion of each staff person from the attorneys and paralegals, to the development staff, to the Executive Director. These folks know their stuff and they fight hard for their clients and social justice for all. Second, they are innovative in the approaches they take to effect systemic change. They respond to the new crises and they approach the problems from legal, legislative, and educational angles, to name a few.

I'm so proud to support the PJC and keep them doing what they do so well - making our society a better place for everyone.

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1 person found this review helpful

The Public Justice Center is an amazing organization. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work as a summer intern along side of such dedicated individuals. Through representation of clients and advocacy, they are making demonstrable change in the fight for social justice. In addition to their dedication to their work, I was really impressed by their commitment to openness and transparency. Having these ideals at the core of their organization helped to create a sense of community and a productive work environment.

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The PJC is highly committed to their mission of addressing poverty at its very roots, and while that is a tall order, the team of talented and caring advocates show no signs of being daunted by it. Having worked there over the last year as a Lutheran Volunteer, I had the privilege of seeing the PJC in action and was inspired by attorneys and clients whose persistence has had an undeniable impact on the quality of life of low-income Marylanders. I am so thankful that I was able to have a transformative experience of professional and personal growth through my time at the PJC.

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1 person found this review helpful

The Public Justice Center is the best! Their dedication to their work, to help improve the lives of poor and marginalized Marylanders, is inspiring and it is woven into everything they do. I worked there as an intern over the summer and their office is very open and welcoming, there is a team spirit that pervades, and I think that helps their work be even more effective. They pay attention to what's going on on the ground, so their advocacy can be aimed at providing realistic solutions to real problems. They are genuine about their commitment to their communities and Baltimore is lucky to have them!

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It is a pleasure to serve on the board of such a wonderful organization. I started at the PJC as a high school intern. It opened my eyes to how much good lawyers do in the world. I am now a practicing attorney and have the privilege to give to an organization that ignited my passion to serve. It is a wonderful organization!

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