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Public Justice Center Inc

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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

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Public Justice Center is a fantastic organization. The work they do makes a great impact in the community and across the country. As their cocounsel on a case, I have found the attorneys there to be passionate, hardworking, great advocates and writers. I highly recommend this organization -- they are small but mighty in the work they do and their ability to leverage their resources.

Christine196

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked as co-counsel with the lawyers of PJC and they are excellent lawyers, really committed to their clients, and effective at changing the system through litigation, legislation, and education.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PJC is a great team truly dedicated to advocating for the community. Their attorneys do wonders for social justice!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a relatively new employee, I have been very impressed by the PJC's office environment and its work. While the staff here are incredibly talented and driven in their practice, they are also very welcoming and teaching-oriented on a day to day basis, and I feel like my professional skills have expanded rapidly in just the last few months. Since the PJC is ever challenging of the policy that drives poverty, I find the work here very dynamic and exciting. I am proud to be a member of such an efficient and responsible organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Public Justice Center does work to help society in many dimensions. I am happy to get to support this team of dedicated people fighting for society fairness

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Public Justice Center is indeed fulfilling its mission of creating a more just society. The PJC operates leanly and strategically, pursuing issue areas that are most in need of systemic change and in which the PJC can really make a difference through its leadership in the area. The PJC's smart and effective anti-poverty work has made it a leader in Maryland and throughout the country

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PJC does incredibly valuable work. They provide real leadership in advocating for legal protections for Marylanders. I continue to learn from my work with PJC, and rely upon them for their expertise in a broad range of legal areas. I am deeply grateful for their commitment to the most vulnerable among us. Go PJC!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for another non-profit in Maryland. Over the past several years, I have partnered with several of PJC's staff members and volunteers over the past several years on various projects and litigation. They are smart, committed and innovative advocates for their clients and the communities they live in, work with and serve. I'm proud to have worked with PJC and I am also a happy donor.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Public Justice Center is a first rate organization. Its lawyers are incredibly talented and are fully committed to the mission of the organization. Each of the other professionals who work at the PJC are equally talented and dedicated to the work of the organization. The Board of Directors takes its fiduciary responsibilities very seriously. I am proud to be a donor and past Board member.