I have volunteered for EJUSA in several capacities. As well, I'm a monthly donor. As a systems thinker and design strategist, I believe that intersectional approaches to taking on wicked problems (and our justice system is definitely that) is the best approach. In fact, I would argue the only successful approach to true paradigm shift. EJUSA is leading the way on that paradigm shift. Rethinking all of the actors in the system and what is best for each in order to achieve the change we seek. This is the group and approach to watch. Like they did with the anti-death penalty activism, this will be the group that in 25 years we say: they were ahead of their time. And they do all of this by building coalitions, caring for all their stakeholders, and leading with compassion. You will not be disappointed in supporting EJUSA. They are lean and effective and highly qualified.
Here's the thing, there are a lot of organizations that have a higher profile in the justice reform and anti-death penalty community, but there's one org that all those with higher profiles turn to get things done.
And that is EJUSA.
There the most influential organization you've never heard of. They have been apart of the national conversation on ending the death penalty for over 25 years, with actual state-level wins that have instigated the progression toward a complete nationwide end to the unconscionable practice. Now they are at the forefront a strategy for tackling community justice reform, beginning with strong advocacy for victims and bringing them together into restorative justice reforms. EJUSA is seeing a national movement toward ending the cycle of violence and they will lead that conversation, that organizing on the ground, in the same way they have done for the death penalty.
If you want to give to an organization that does so much with their dollars, EJUSA is your place.
EJUSA is a phenomenal nonprofit. They've expanded outward from death penalty work. Really like their new emphasis on fixing a broken penal system.
I am an associate board member at Equal Justice USA. Equal Justice USA is an excellent organization that has produced and continues to produce effective results in the area of criminal justice reform. The organization's leadership is dedicated and passionate towards their goal of ending the death penalty, and it has been a great experience working alongside them.
EJUSA's staff is small but you wouldn't know it from their results. Few nonprofits can show the clear, specific impact that EJUSA does, and I remain impressed with how enthusiastic and dedicated its members remain, even in the face of long hours and tough work. As they make more and more progress, they take on new challenges rather than declaring victory and moving on, and I'm confident that their successes will continue to grow along with their aspirations.
I am so impressed by EJUSA's work. Their vision of a justice system that works for everyone is both powerful, well expressed and transformative. Their accomplishment so far have been world-changing and their positive impact on the US justice system will continue to grow.
EJUSA does fantastic work to make the justice system truly work for all members of our society. Everyone on the staff is passionate about the work and unendingly dedicated. This is truly an amazing organization.
I had the pleasure of first working with the staff of EJUSA during the Maryland death penalty repeal campaign. I found them to be extraordinarily knowledgeable, hard-working, thorough, and just all-around fantastic people. They worked behind the scenes and were pivotal in the victory, but never took it as an opportunity to take credit away from others who worked very hard as well. I've been lucky to cross paths with them again on other projects and events and hope to continue to do so in the future. I cannot say enough good things about this organization!
I volunteered for Equal Justice USA several years ago but still recall my extremely positive experience with the organization. My time with EJUSA ultimately helped to prepare me for a future full-time role at a renowned non-profit org and I truly credit my volunteer experience at EJUSA for helping me to land the job. EJUSA is extremely well run and truly grassroots. I highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in volunteering and/or working for the organization in any capacity!