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Donations keep us working

It’s not news that the US has the world’s highest incarceration rate. Most of those incarcerated are young black and Latino men, 70% of the people in jail are being held pretrial and 97% enter plea deals - they never get a change to go to trial. 

Those numbers are insane. 


Nurses for Social Justice was officially formed in June 2018 to help close the gap between prosecutors and defenders. Our Executive Director has been educating public defenders about medical records and injuries in criminal cases since 2014 and in the first half of 2019 she presented to over 800 public defenders, social workers and investigators in 16 states with more presentations scheduled.

We are a small, efficient and extremely productive nonprofit focused on keeping impoverished people from being incarcerated. We help public defenders find experts who won't charge an arm and leg because they understand how unbalanced the criminal justice system is and we travel cross country educating public defenders for free - because the more they understand medical evidence the better they can defend their clients.  

We are the only organization in the country providing this specific type of assistance to public defenders and their clients – people who are facing the overwhelming obstacles of a racist criminal justice system.

Please join us in this effort while we work towards our 2020 CLE Tour and apply for grants.

Sustaining donors give us a dependable base to work from because we know we can keep educating, grant writing and reviewing records as we grow and move forward with larger projects. Currently, sustaining donors are keeping the office running but we will need a lot more help in 2020 while we secure grants. Please consider becoming a sustaining donor and spreading the news to friends and family (you can follow the CLEs and other shenanigans on social media)!

We absolutely could not have done any of this without the support of donors and we hope that you will consider donating. You can do that here, on our web site or by mailing a check via snail mail. If a monthly donation isn't for you  please consider donating $20, $50, $100, $200 or more - all donations go directly to keeping people out of prison.

FUnding and transparency

Nurses for Social Justice is OFFICIALLY a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law!!

Your donations enable us to educate public defenders and work with them directly by reviewing medical records, assisting with trial preparations and testifying at trial to keep people out of prison.

If you prefer snail mail, you can send a check or money order to Nurses for Social Justice, 1408 Myrtle Ave, Suite 2, Brooklyn, NY 11237

We want to thank our donors who have supported us while we were waiting for our tax exempt status to be approved. From 2012-2017 our CLE presentations were funded solely via our Executive Director. As of April 24, 2019 we are a tax-exempt organization effective June 12, 2018 meaning, if you donated after June 12, 2018 you may be able to claim that donation. We are dedicated to financial transparency and encourage you to find our annual statements on GuideStar as of May 6, 2019.

Nurses for Social Justice is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.