Create an America where Equal Justice Under Law is a reality for all people.
Equal Justice Matters
501(c)(3) nonprofit based out of Anchorage, Alaska.
Since our founding in 2020, Equal Justice Matters has been determined to make an impact by highlighting disparities and inequities within the U.S. Justice System. While the United States represents about 5 percent of the world’s population, it houses nearly 23 percent of the world’s prisoners. Compounding this issue, many U.S. prisons and halfway houses are private and operate for the profit of their shareholders rather than for the wellbeing of society, which can present a conflict of interest. Several judges have been convicted of accepting money in return for imposing harsh adjudications in order to increase occupancy at for-profit detention centers. That is not justice. Our aim is to present evidence and educate the populace so that they don’t find themselves on the wrong side of the law, facing the egregious consequences and harsh realities of prison. We advocate for fair policies and equal justice for every American despite race, color or creed. We also promote equal access to education, jobs, healthcare, housing and voting rights. We fight with you because equal justice matters!
Equal Justice Matters is focused on highlighting disparities and educating the public regarding the American justice system. Through community outreach, we hope to instigate positive change and make Equal Justice a reality for everyone.
Criminal Justice Reform
We promote public awareness in order to effect change. We keep the public informed about current proposed changes and injustices and advocate for fair policing practices, equitable sentencing, and prosecutorial integrity.
It is our goal to advocate for marginalized individuals within our community and in our jails and prisons beginning with a Bail/Bond program, offering up to $200 dollars for qualifying individuals with low bail.
Proactive Job Placement
We are working to decrease the rate of incarceration by providing a safe environment for at-risk individuals to network with like-minded people, learn to type, learn basic computer and smartphone skills, compile resumes, acquire appropriate interview and work clothing, enroll in training programs, and apply for jobs. We are also working with the community to compile a list of employers who hire felons and those who would take on someone with no experience. We’re looking to help people connect with jobs and training before they consider committing a crime to make money. This proactive approach will help young adults find employment before they have any involvement with the justice system.