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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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Katie171

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My cousin has worked at the PJC for over 6 years now consecutively. I've visited the office a few times myself. Everyone there has always been so welcoming. When they talk about their work it's inspiring. I see through all the work they do, why my cousin has been doing the work she does for so long. Social justice is extremely important to me. And the PJC frames their work around just that.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a friend who works for the PJC. She talks about the great work that they do. They pride themselves on systemic change. I truly value their work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Public Justice Center does great work for the residents of Baltimore. When a low-income individual needs representation in criminal case, that is provided for them of course. However these are not the only situations where a person could need legal advice or representation that they are not able to afford. PJC fills this need wonderfully.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A person that I know introduced me to the work of the Public Justice Center. It is fulfilling to know that the organization has been so effective in fighting and fixing injustice related to many causes in Maryland. Keep up the great work guys.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I heard about PJC work through my friend. I really like this non-profit and I can say that they do amazing work for our society. Keep up the good work guys