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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Crime & Law, Public Interest Law

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.”

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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."

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.