Mission: Alliance for Justice is a national association of more than 100 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For more than 30 years we have been leaders in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women's rights, children's, senior citizens' and other groups. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have our voice heard when government makes decisions that affect our lives.
Results: AFJ actively promotes a fair and independent judiciary, protects the rights of nonprofits to advocate, and safeguards the civil justice system.
Geographic areas served: National
Programs: Afj's bolder advocacy program strengthens the capacity of the public interest community to influence public policy. Bolder advocacy promotes the active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so. Our goal is to demystify and decode advocacy by equipping organizations with knowledge and tools. We help organizations fully understand the rules and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals. Bolder advocacy amplifies the voice of nonprofits and foundations. We equip nonprofits and foundations through training, assistance, plain language publications and public education to engage effectively in advocacy. Our bolder advocacy programs develop new tools and resources for nonprofits and foundations to enhance their effectiveness and more fully realize their potential as agents of change.
the judicial selection project monitors and investigates nominations to the federal bench and engages the public to ensure that the federal judiciary reflects the diversity of americans, adheres to the highest legal standards and comprises judges who are fair independent and compassionate. It also monitors and reports on the growing influence of corporate influence on the judiciary and the implications for americans as the law increasingly reflects this.
access to justice project protects and promotes the value of a vigorous civil justice system and monitors and exposes threats to the rule of law. The access to justice project educates the public and policy makers through rigorous research, comprehensive written reports, and publications and information for the public.
fellows program introduces recent college and law school graduates to public interest careers and service.
"Alliance for Justice believes that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives." This quote aptly reflects the hard work of AFJ over the past 30 years and Nan Aron's exemplary leadership. AFJ has often ingeniously shown a light on how Supreme Court decisions have potentially profound effects on economic inequalities and social justice. At a time when corporations are viewed as people and income inequality has skyrocketed we need AFJ more than ever.
The Alliance for Justice is a donor's dream: smart, savvy, strategic, sophisticated and relevant. Its top-quality staff are always on top of the latest developments in the field and often LEAD the field. Its work to build and promote the civic and philanthropic sectors' voice in critical public policy debates is outstanding; AFJ is simply the best in the field. Its work ensures that voices that are typically left out of critically important public debates get heard. That is a powerful mission.