To send a donation by check, please mail to: Philadelphia Justice Project, P.O. Box 2256, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Your donation is critical to our efforts to end gender violence and the mass incarceration of women and girls. We do this in two ways:
1. Direct Assistance: We provide direct assistance to women who are fighting wrongful convictions and excessive sentences either on appeal or through the clemency process. As an all-volunteer organization, we cannot provide legal representation. Instead, we collaborate with counsel and offer research, strategy, and expert testimony in support of appellate petitions and applications to the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. We also provide research, strategy, and advocacy on behalf of incarcerated survivors seeking commutation of life and near-life sentences.
2. Public Policy Advocacy: We amplify the voices and stories of justice-impacted women and girls to expose and challenge gender violence, inequity, and abuse within the criminal legal system. Examples include sexual assault and abuse within prisons, jails, and detention facilities, denial of reproductive rights and healthcare, and the criminalization of survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
Your donations support our efforts in a variety of ways. We use them to purchase trial transcripts and to offset legal expenses including fees for private investigators and expert witnesses. Donations pay for communication with our incarcerated clients (who are charged elevated rates for phone calls and email). Donations support travel to prison and jail facilities where we host training seminars to assist incarcerated women effectively navigate the legal system and the commutation process. Donations make it possible for us to provide training and mentorship to undergraduate, graduate, and law students in gender-specific, research-informed advocacy.
Philadelphia Justice Project for Women & Girls is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and do not represent payment for goods or services received.