PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER INC

Rating: 5 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Crime & Law

Location: 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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EIN 52-1412226
(410)625-9409
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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The Public Justice Center is a fantastic organization. I am a current volunteer at PJC and I am extrememly impressed with how much the staff genuinly cares about their clients. Even though it is a small office the employees posess a wide aray of legal knowledge and skills. The mission of the organization is truely a sustainable approach to helping the most volunterable in society.

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The Public Justice Center is one of my greatest experiences. I have been working as a volunteer for a month now and it is incredible to see their work having so much impact in all marginalized communities!

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The Public Justice Center is great. The staff & environment is very professional and friendly. I am an intern in the Human Right to Housing program & the PJC is always looking for ways to help and serve the community better. They do this by taking different approaches such as creating partnerships with other organizations that have similar goals and get things done! The staff is so knowledgeable and passionate about everything they do so they always give 110% in their work. This opportunity has been very rewarding.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I spent a year at the Public Justice Center working full-time as a Lutheran Volunteer Corps member. The experience for me was life changing, and I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to volunteer with such an amazing staff.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I began volunteering with PJC 2 years ago. Since my retirement 12 years ago, I have volunteered with 4 other non-profits. PJC is the only one that has fully used my abilities. No xeroxing, answering phones, getting coffee; instead my experiences with young people, the correctional facilities in Maryland and program development have been utilized in a professional manner. The staff has treated me with respect and appreciation. My time spent with PJC is personally rewarding, and I believe in this organization's ability to make important and vital changes in our cit and state.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Suggest that they publicize their achievements nd efforts more widely.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered for PJC for six or seven months a few years ago and I continue to interact with staff on a professional basis. I was and am very impressed with the professionalism, dedication, intelligence and charisma of everyone at PJC. The work they undertake makes a real difference for low-income Marylanders.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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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?

A lot

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?

2013

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While working at the Public Justice Center as a Jesuit Volunteer with the Human Right to Housing project, I was amazed by the multifaceted approach utilized. Within all of the projects there is a focus on preserving human dignity by advocating for those in a variety of ways. Another unique characteristic is the lateral versus a hierarchical structure that makes the Public Justice Center so successful. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy working at the Public Justice Center, I was incredibly proud of our work.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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