Where we are

Partners for Justice is a national organization, but our work is hyper-local.

HOST cities

Local offices, national impact

Though we operate in jurisdictions around the nation, our services are tailored to local communities and PFJ advocates are deeply integrated into local public defender offices.

This gives us a different kind of relationship with our “host” public defenders than many national programs. We collaborate closely with our host offices to ensure our partnership is successful and that it meets the office’s goals for expanded client service.

"With love."

An extremely low-income woman was charged with stealing. She was held in jail on a bond she could not pay, panicking because she couldn’t care for her husband. He was unhoused and experiencing mental illness. Her lawyer pleaded with the judge to release her to care for her loved one, but the judge was unmoved. At PFJ, we don’t just work for individuals; in many instances, we work for whole families.

"With love."
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Get in touch

If you are a public defender or defense agency interested in doing more for your clients, and ready to commit to fighting for resources to offer clients wraparound support long-term, please reach out to us here.