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PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER INC

AKA PJC

Baltimore, MD

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PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER INC

Also Known As:
PJC
Physical Address:
Baltimore, MD 21201 3740
EIN:
52-1412226
Web URL:
www.publicjustice.org
Leadership:
Mr. John Nethercut
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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013
Revenue
Total Revenue $2,603,759
Expenses
Total Expenses $1,836,024

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Basic Organization Information

PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER INC

Also Known As:
PJC
Physical Address:
Baltimore, MD 21201 3740
EIN:
52-1412226
Web URL:
www.publicjustice.org 
NTEE Category:
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 
R20 Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups 
I Crime, Legal Related 
I83 Public Interest Law/Litigation 
P Human Services 
P99 Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. 
Ruling Year:
1985 

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Mission Statement

The Public Justice Center (PJC) is one of Maryland’s premiere nonprofit legal advocacy organizations. We work with people and communities to confront the laws, practices, and institutions that cause injustice, poverty, and discrimination. We advocate in the courts, legislatures, and government agencies, educate the public, and build coalitions, all to advance our mission of “pursuing systemic change to build a just society.”

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. February, 2013)

Mr. John Nethercut

Term:

Since Aug 2002

Profile:

John Nethercut joined the PJC as the Executive Director in August 2002. He came to the PJC after 14 years with the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, where he had been Deputy Chief of the Consumer Protection Division. Mr. Nethercut supervised complex litigation involving consumer fraud, appeals, legislation, and media and community relations for the Consumer Protection Division. Previously, Mr. Nethercut worked for seven years in legal services organizations in Indiana, Ohio, and upstate New York, where he represented tenants and tenant unions, community organizations, and farm workers. He is active in Baltimore's nonprofit community and housing development organizations. Mr. Nethercut received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1982, and a B.A. in Anthropology, with Honors, from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana in 1978. He is a member of the 2005 Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Class,  a graduate of the Weinberg Fellowship and a member of Maryland's Access to Justice Commission.

Leadership Statement:

Behind every great mission there are remarkable people. The Public Justice Center is no exception. Spend a few minutes with any of our staff and you will know their dedication to this work. Meet our volunteers and donors and you will understand their motivation to support this important work. Read the stories of our clients and you will marvel at their courage to stand up against some pretty formidable  odds.   Throughout the Great Recession, as more and more people suffered the stark challenges of poverty, injustice and discrimination, our workload grew. We advocated on behalf of tenants who are facing eviction or health and safety threats to their housing, tenants  who are being evicted because of their landlord’s foreclosure, workers who are illegally misclassified by their employers as independent contractors and those who are not paid for their work, and homeless students and foster children seeking access to public schools. These are real people who need real change.   Providing direct legal services is just not enough. We challenge the very laws, practices and institutions that perpetuate poverty, discrimination and injustice. To that end, we engage in impact cases, in the trial and appellate courts, engage in administrative advocacy, conduct public education campaigns, and bring the voice of our constituents to the  legislature and other decision makers. This is how we make real change happen. Real systemic change does not happen when we work alone. We continue to facilitate and participate in major advocacy coalitions and workgroups including the Rental Housing Coalition, Tenants in Foreclosure Workgroup, Medicaid Matters! Maryland, Just Kids Partnership, the Healthcare Reform Coordinating Counsel, and the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, just to name a few. We are co-counsel with, and receive financial and pro-bono support from, a number of private law firms. These real people provided more than 10,000 hours of volunteer and pro bono private attorney and paralegal involvement to support real change.



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Program: PJC At A Glance

Budget:
$1,761,250
Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

The Public Justice Center works with people and communities to confront the laws, practices, and institutions that cause injustice, poverty, and discrimination. We advocate in the courts, legislatures, and government agencies, educate the public, and build coalitions, all to advance our mission of “pursuing systemic change to build a just society.” Since our inception, the PJC has worked on a spectrum of issues confronting people who live in poverty or who suffer discrimination. The PJC's current focus areas include homeless children's and foster children's rights to education stability, workers' rights, tenants' rights, prisoners' rights, access to health and public benefits, civil right to counsel and appellate advocacy. A few of these projects are described in further detail below. Descriptions for and accomplishments of all projects are available at www.publicjustice.org(http://www.publicjustice.org) .

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Program: Access to Health Care and Public Benefits

Budget:
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Category:
Health Care
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Too many people fall through the gaping holes in government "safety net" programs meant to help during difficult times. On behalf of people living poverty, we seek to protect and expand eligibility for and access to adequate public benefits and health care coverage

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Program: Tenant Advocacy Project

Budget:
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Category:
Housing
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

The Tenant Advocacy Project seeks to protect and expand tenants' rights to safe, habitable, affordable, and non-discriminatory housing, and to fair and equal treatment by Maryland's landlord-tenant laws, courts and agencies.

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Program: Workplace Justice Project

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Category:
Employment
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Robust labor laws are essential to eliminating the problems of poverty and inequality that plague the low-wage workforce. We work to prevent discrimination, support minimum or overtime wages, and prevent unsafe conditions.

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Program: Education Stability Project

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Category:
Education
Population Served:
Homeless
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Every time a child's housing changes -- or they become homeless or their foster care placement changes -- there is an immediate effect on their educational stability and success. If we can create school stability for such students, we can better help them to achieve academically and ultimately, we can help break the cycle of poverty.

Program Long-Term Success:

The PJC filed the first two class-action lawsuits in Maryland seeking to compel adherence to the federal McKinney-Vento Act. In both cases, the suits were successfully settled on behalf of homeless children as they access their right to education in the Prince Georges' County and the Montgomery County Public Schools. As a courtroom victory is only one step toward a lasting solution, the PJC continues to work with both school districts to address homeless children's access to education: creating policies and systems to identify and support homeless children. In addition, the PJC continues to assess and monitor compliance in the rest of the state, participate in national conversations about the homeless child's right to education and consult with school districts across the nation.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Current projects focus on (1) Representing, protecting and empowering low-income tenants who face eviction due to non-payment of rent or because of a landlord’s foreclosure, (2) low-wage workers who are misclassified as independent contractors, immigrants, (3) youth who are charged and incarcerated as adults, (4) homeless and foster children struggling to maintain school continuity, (5) families needing medical assistance, and (6) establishing a right to counsel in civil cases. In the past year, we have accomplished significant results. Some highlights include: building a cross-sector coalition of advocates, funders and school district personnel to investigate and resolve the obstacles that prevent homeless children from attending school; representing more than 700 tenants who faced eviction for nonpayment of rent or because their landlord was in foreclosure; launched a multi-pronged, multi-year campaign to end the automatic prosecution of youth as adults and sponsored a national conference of advocates working to establish a right to counsel in civil cases. For more details about our work and recent accomplishments, find our Annual Report and other publications on www.publicjustice.org.

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