Through organizing and persistence, Out For Justice strives to bring about broad, deep economic and social change.
Out For Justice provides a way for your voice to be heard.
Led by a group of women and men who have experienced incarceration either personally or in their families, Out for Justice provides a place for those who know most directly the kinds of changes that are needed to come together and take action.
A Change is needed.
In the 1980s, public policies on criminal justice took a drastic turn away from the principle that prisons should serve the goal of rehabilitation. Policies became more and more punitive–the “lock ‘em up and throw away the key” philosophy. The result has been a system that keeps men and women who have been convicted of crimes forever branded and discriminated against. Being barred from jobs, unable to vote, denied housing and educational opportunities, and discriminated against in countless other ways serves only to increase the chances of recidivism.
~ A. Phillip Randolph
“A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.”
~ T. Selden
“The success of a journey is not merely the destination, but all the growth and opportunities that occur in all phases, from initial thoughts to planning, to action and then ultimately to achievement.”