Partners for Justice supports people in navigating a legal system designed to place obstacles in their path.
PFJ mission is to improve the lives of low-income people by empowering and supporting them to maintain homes, livelihoods, family bonds, property, and access to the social safety net. Through its work with public defender offices, it also aim to change attitudes and practices within the existing legal system.
PFJ supports the broader movement to dismantle and transform the racist and oppressive systems that disproportionately harm people and communities of color. The road to change can be long and hard. Meanwhile, the people and communities affected by the criminal legal system don’t have time to wait. While we collectively work toward transformative change, PFJ’s contribution is to fight hand-in-hand with those currently struggling within the criminal legal system.