Safe Streets/Strong Communities is a community-based organization that
campaigns for a new criminal justice system in New Orleans, one that
creates safe streets and strong communities for everyone, regardless of
race or economic status.
Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) is a nonprofit law office that
represents innocent prisoners serving life sentences in Louisiana and
Mississippi, and assists them with their transition into the free world
upon their release.
Resurrection After Exoneration promotes reform-minded leadership among those who have been
imprisoned by assisting them during their transition process to ensure a
successful reentry, and by empowering exonerees to confront and reform
the system that victimized them.
Youth Empowerment Project operates the Community Reintegration
Program for juvenile offenders returning from detention facilities, and remains
the only juvenile re-entry program in the New Orleans region.
Juvenile Regional Services provides high-quality, zealous, holistic, team-based legal representation
to indigent youth in New Orleans and throughout the Louisiana juvenile
The mission of Women With A Vision is to improve the lives of
marginalized women, their families, and communities by addressing the
social conditions that hinder their health and well-being. We accomplish
this through relentless advocacy, health education, supportive
services, and community-based participatory research.
The Louisiana Justice Institute is a nonprofit, civil rights legal
advocacy organization, devoted to fostering social justice campaigns
across Louisiana for communities of color and for impoverished
The Praxis Project is a national, nonprofit organization that builds
partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the
underlying, systemic causes of community problems.
The Louis A. Martinet Legal Society was formed to combat
the racial injustices and inequalities that existed in
the 1950's. It was during this tumultuous time that Jim
Crow dominated every aspect of African-American life and
African-American attorneys were barred from
participating in the mainstream of the nation's legal
profession. They organized not only for professional
support, but to focus their skills and training to
combat Jim Crow not just in the streets, but in the
courtrooms as well.
The mission of Silence is Violence is to call upon both citizens and
public officials to achieve a safe New Orleans across all communities.
It engages youth in positive expression and actions to counter the
culture of violence. It demands respect for every life, and justice for
every citizen in our city.
The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice is
dedicated to organizing workers across race and industry to build the
power and participation of workers and communities. They organize day
laborers, guestworkers, and homeless residents to build movement for
dignity and rights in the post-Katrina landscape.