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Equal Justice Initiative

Since its founding in 1989, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has become a national powerhouse in the ongoing fight for racial and economic justice, through advocacy against mass incarceration and excessive punishment, and by defending some of America's most vulnerable populations.

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Equal Justice Initiative

EJI was founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely renowned public interest lawyer who has been recognized for his impactful work defending historically marginalized groups and championing criminal justice reform. Since its founding, EJI has expanded to focus on four key issues: racial justice, children in prison, mass incarceration, and the death penalty. Through each of these areas of focus, the organization strives to transform American notions and discussions about race and poverty, provide legal representation to the wrongfully convicted, and advocate for the abolishment of excessive punishment policies, including the death penalty. Additionally, EJI has been instrumental in efforts to reform the way in which underage children are treated and prosecuted within the criminal justice system.

GRoW Support

2019

Project Support - The Legacy Museum

2018

General Operating Support