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.

-1,460,000

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.

7,500+

clients

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

PER CLIENT

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

SERVICE GOALS ARE ACHIEVED

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.