Rising for Justice, Inc.

Washington, DC   |  http://www.risingforjustice.org

Mission

Rising for Justice provides free, high-quality legal services to low-income District of Columbia residents while teaching and inspiring the next generation of lawyers. We are committed to protecting the legal rights of vulnerable men, women, and children who have civil, criminal, and housing legal problems that originated in the District. Our steady presence in the courts serves as a vital check on a system that favors people with counsel and resources over people without.

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Grace Lopes

Main address

901 4th Street, NW Suite 6000

Washington, DC 20001 USA

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EIN

52-0847160

NTEE code info

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Legal Services (I80)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Law School Clinic

Students are in Landlord - Tenant Court most days of the year to assist persons facing eviction unable afford attorneys. This unique program assists more tenants than any other D.C. legal service provider. There is also daily intake at Rising for Justice offices. Students also assist and represent in other types of civil cases. Criminal division students work with adults with misdemeanor charges and juveniles.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Catalogue for Philanthropy Charity Member 2004

Catalogue for Philanthropy

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Low-income residents in the District of Columbia requiring legal services related to housing, expungement or Civil Protection Orders.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    No changes have been made during the pandemic other than continuing to server clients virtually.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    As we have asked for feedback for many years, there can be no recent change in our relationship with them as a result of starting such practice.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Legal requirements limit the questions we can ask.,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rising for Justice, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Helen Dooley

Tandem Sports + Entertainment

Term: 2021 - 2023

Adam Hunter

Hunter & Johnson, PLLC

Donald Ridings

Covington & Burling LLP

Alejandra Almonte

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Heather Pinckney

Harden & Pickney, LLC

Barry Pollack

Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP

Adam Strochak

Arlington Restoration Builders LLC

Abed Ali

Deloitte Consulting

Phyllis Jones

Covington & Burling LLP

Theodore Howard

Wiley Rein LLP

Donald Salzman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jonathan Jeffress

KaiserDillon PLLC

Brian Stekloff

Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz

Curtis Lu

FTI Consulting

Darrell Mottley

Banner & Witcoff, LTD.

Margarita O’Donnell

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/4/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/04/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.