Let's break the cycle of incarceration and poverty.

Every day, people facing criminal charges encounter challenges which can rapidly escalate to become life-altering problems. These challenges are more safely, easily, and efficiently resolved through early intervention.

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–75,000

Days in jail

Our team has saved clients an estimated 75,000 days in jail, yielding millions of dollars in potential taxpayer savings

4,300

CLIENTS

4,300+ clients connected with community-based social services

We envision a world where the legal system reflects the humanity, complexity, and potential of those who experience it and its outcomes ensure the opportunity to move forward with one's future intact.

How it works

Partners for Justice provides collaborative support services to people facing criminal charges, while helping public defenders protect people from incarceration and other criminal penalties.

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We embed specialty-trained teams within public defender offices to meet housing, employment, educational, health and mental health needs for clients.

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We build capacity for public defender offices through resources and collaboration.

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We create and distribute resources to public defender offices in our network.

Alice is the sole caregiver to her elderly parents, who are in poor health. It's been hard for her to meet all of their needs. Due to a criminal charge, she lost her job in the midst of the pandemic. She resorted to selling personal belongings to pay her bills.

Alice's Advocate made a successful case for her to get emergency relief for rent payments and other essentials. The Advocate connected her with benefits to ensure she had food and necessities. Alice also secured a job interview after her Advocate helped her with the application. All these positive developments will work in her favor as her case proceeds through the court, maximizing the chance that Alice will be able to move forward without a criminal record.

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Where we are

Partners for Justice works closely with leaders in the field of public defense and access to justice, both nationally and in our local programs with public defender offices across the country. Our goal is to augment existing systems to better support people facing criminal charges.

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Pablo, MT

The Tribal Defender's Office for the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

THE ALAMEDA COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE

SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC DEFENDERS

The Yolo County Public Defender's Office

DELAWARE VALLEY

THE DELAWARE OFFICE OF DEFENSE SERVICES

The Delaware County Office of the Public Defender

ANN ARBOR, MI

washtenaw county office of the public defender

NEW ORLEANS, LA

ORLEANS PUBLIC DEFENDERS

GREATER LOS ANGELES

THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE

HOUSTON, TX

THE HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE

LAWRENCE, Ks

KANSAS HOLISTIC DEFENDERS

Miami, FL

The Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office

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