JUSTICE IS A HUMAN RIGHT

We believe that every human being is entitled to due process under the law.  We work with survivors of domestic abuse, members of vulnerable communities and schools, law enforcement, lawyers and policy makers to secure justice and provide proper support to those navigating the intersection of violence and criminal justice.

WHAT WE'RE FACING

15 MILLION CHILDREN ARE EXPOSED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EACH YEAR

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ONE IN FOUR U.S. WOMEN ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

THREE U.S. WOMEN ARE MURDERED BY THEIR PARTNERS EACH DAY

ONE OUT OF SIX U.S. WOMEN HAVE SURVIVED AN ATTEMPTED OR COMPLETED SEXUAL ASSAULT

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70%

70% of students involved in “in-school” arrests or law enforcement referrals are Black or Latino.

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5x

African Americans are incarcerated at more than 5x the rate of whites, and at least 10x the rate in five states.

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27.4%

African Americans have the highest poverty rate out of all U.S. Citizens, with 27.4 percent living in poverty.

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ABOUT

MARISSA ALEXANDER

Marissa Alexander was arrested and charged with aggravated assualt in August of 2010 for firing a single warning shot after being attacked by her then estranged husband. In August of 2012, Marissa was sentenced to twenty years in prison under Florida’s harsh minimum mandatory sentencing policies. In 2013 an appellate court overturned her case as a result of faulty jury instructions. In November 2013 she was released on bail and required to stay on house arrest.  After a long journey fighting for her freedom Marissa accepted her original plea agreement of three years and completed her sentence of 65 days in the Duval County Jail. 

ABOUT

MARISSA ALEXANDER

Marissa Alexander was arrested and charged with aggravated assualt in August of 2010 for firing a single warning shot after being attaccked by her then estranged husband. In August of 2012, Marissa was sentenced to twenty years in prison under Florida’s harsh minimum mandatory sentencing policies. In 2013 an appeallate court overturned her case as a result of faulty jury instructions.  In November 2013 she was released on bail and required to stay on house arrest.  After a long journey fighting for her freedom Marissa accepted her original plea agreement of three years and completed her sentence of 65 days in the Duval County Jail.