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 2019 she has already presented to over 1000 public defenders, social workers and investigators in 18 states!
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.
Nurses for Social Justice is 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.