Public Justice Center Inc
Rating: 5 stars 41 41 reviews 2,358
One N. Charles Street, Suite 200 Baltimore MD 21201 USA
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.”
The human right to housing project (housing) seeks the realization of a human right to housing that is fair, affordable, habitable, and accessible with security of tenure and culatural adequacy.
the workplace justice project partners with low-wage workers, community and labor organizations, and fellow advocates to promote justice in the workplace and in the courts.
the appellate advocacy project uses appellate courts to advance progressive law reform and to achieve a right to counsel in basic human needs civil cases.
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I worked here for one year as a full-time volunteer through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. All I can say is that this is a genuinely wonderful organization filled with passionate and kind people. They really are working hard for systemic change in so many different ways, in a city that has great need. This was my first job out of college, and I fully expect always thinking back on it as one of my best.
I interned with PJC for a summer and fell in love with the organization. The people are wonderful, and immediately accepted all of the new interns into the family. The organization is a group of passionate, determined, and very hardworking working individuals. Together they are doing amazing work to help the people of Baltimore. PJC will always have a special place in my heart and I am very thankful for the experience.
Awesome. Excellent. Extremely knowledgeable. You guys have never kept me waiting long. You respond to my calls with excellent information in a timely manner. I couldn't ask for better people to work with."
Over the years I have come to know many of the staff at Public Justice. They work on the cutting edge with innovative legal solutions - on cases where people are most exploited by employers, landlords, banks and others. And, I believe the fact that PJC creates a space for their client(s) to have full voice and decision making control in the direction of their legal representation is hugely important in our society.
PJC is a great team truly dedicated to advocating for the community. Their attorneys do wonders for social justice!
PJC does vital community work and has an incredible team of attorneys and staff who are thorough, dedicated, and responsive to the people they serve.
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I worked at the Public Justice Center for over five years as an attorney. The PJC not only has incredible staff, but it has a great working environment. The leadership is supportive, accessible, and open to new ideas on how best to serve their client communities and effect social change. The staff are incredibly dedicated, smart, and passionate about social justice and race equity work. The PJC makes consistent efforts to ensure their work is accomplishing their goals, including working with grassroots organizations and other community partners . An excellent place to work for passionate social justice lawyers and advocates seeking a smart non-profit that works for social change.
Long before I joined the board of PJC, I admired their work through a friend who is a staff attorney there. Since joining the board, I am constantly amazed and immensely proud of the organizational and individual dedication to serve those most in need. PJC's accomplishments set the standard for Baltimore, Maryland, and the nation. PJC's future is bright, which is good for us all.
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.
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.