Key facts + stats

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.


DAYS of incarceration

Our team has saved clients an estimated 1,460,000 days of incarceration, yielding tens of millions of dollars in potential taxpayer savings.



Partners for Justice is supporting over 7,000 people annually in connecting with social services, telling their stories, and coming home well.

$10 million

DOLLARS for defenders

In addition to potentially saving governments tens of millions of dollars through reduced incarceration, PFJ has helped route $10 million in government funding to public defenders.

20 locations

BY 2022

PFJ started in 2 cities in 2018 and will be in 20 locations by July 2022.

3+ services


PFJ works with people deeply: on average clients get 3+ services a piece, ranging across housing, employment, medical and mental health treatment, benefits access, educational advocacy, and family unity. Some get as many as 12 services.

75% of the time


PFJ has robust success, achieving service goals (connections to housing, benefits access, etc) about 75% of the time.

95% of defenders

feel more confident

95% of defenders surveyed by PFJ feel better able to assist clients with non-criminal matters, changing how defenders practice.

77% of defenders

have had a case dropped, dismissed, resolved

77% of public defenders have had a case dropped, dismissed or resolved without conviction due to Advocate work.