Additional Resources

Equal Justice Matters would like to formally recognize the following organizations with similar mission statements and from whom we share content:

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The ACLU has evolved in the years since from this small group of idealists into the nation’s premier defender of the rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. With more than 1.7 million members, 500 staff attorneys, thousands of volunteer attorneys, and offices throughout the nation, the ACLU of today continues to fight government abuse and to vigorously defend individual freedoms including speech and religion, a woman’s right to choose, the right to due process, citizens’ rights to privacy and much more.

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Poverty is treated like a crime in the United States, and we believe it shouldn’t be. Equal Justice Under Law is a nonprofit law organization that uses class action impact litigation to set legal precedent and change cultural norms so that our justice system treats rich and poor equally.

O’Mara Law Group has put together an extensive guide to help family members or friends in case a loved one is arrested, which is important to know if they are unfamiliar with the process. The guide includes information about the steps to take after the arrest, what their rights are, and what to be aware of if your loved one has mental health issues or disabilities, if they are a minor, and much more.

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.

The Prison Policy Initiative is a non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.

The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We have an impact on the system through journalism, rendering it more fair, effective, transparent and humane.

The November Coalition represents citizens from all walks of life who find themselves questioning the motivation and ever increasing militarization and imprisonment behind the United States war on drugs.

The Sentencing Project promotes effective and humane responses to crime that minimize imprisonment and criminalization of youth and adults by promoting racial, ethnic, economic, and gender justice.

Vera Institute of Justice is powered by hundreds of advocates, researchers, and activists working to transform the criminal legal and immigration systems until they’re fair for all. Founded in 1961 to advocate for alternatives to money bail in New York City, Vera is now a national organization that partners with impacted communities and government leaders for change. We develop just, antiracist solutions so that money doesn’t determine freedom; fewer people are in jails, prisons, and immigration detention; and everyone in the system is treated with dignity.

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