To reduce the number of justice-involved people in Florida.
What We Do:
We give people a second chance by providing them with legal representation, bail assistance, reentry support, connections to social services, and the tools they need to succeed.
Who We Are:
Florida Justice Center is the first and only legal aid organization in Florida approved by the Supreme Court to provide criminal legal assistance. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses a holistic approach combining legal, mental health, and social services to address the factors leading to disproportionately high conviction rates for the poor and people of color. FLJC connects low-income first-time offenders, military veterans, and social justice advocates with free defense attorneys, bail assistance, and social services. We also offer wrap-around case management for returning citizens from prison.
The Florida Justice Center wants to help people get out of jail and keep them out of the justice system permanently.
We are among the most diverse organizations in South Florida, with a wide variety of racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities. We currently employ an Executive Director, Director of Case Management, Director of Legal Services, Staff Attorney, and Operations Manager who provide hands-on supervision and training to all interns.