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Equal Justice Initiative

aka EJI   |   Montgomery, AL   |  www.eji.org

Mission

EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Ruling year info

1995

Founder and Executive Director

Bryan Stevenson

Main address

122 Commerce St

Montgomery, AL 36104 USA

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EIN

63-1135091

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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EJI

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI provides legal representation to the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned facing execution or extreme punishment. We help people who have been wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced. We represent children prosecuted as adults, people with disabilities, the disfavored and people of color who are vulnerable in a system that treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent.
EJI also works to advance truth and justice in America and to more honestly confront the legacy of slavery, lynching, and segregation. We have several sites in Montgomery, Alabama: our National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration opened to widespread acclaim in April 2018. We have since opened the Peace and Justice Memorial Center and the Legacy Pavilion.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

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Equal Justice Initiative

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2023
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Board chair

Ms. Kim Taylor Thompson

Bryan Stevenson

Equal Justice Initiative

Eva Ansley

Equal Justice Initiative

Randy Hertz

NYU Clinical Law Center

Carlos Williams

Federal Defenders, Southern District of Alabama

Kathy Vincent

Consultant, Health Services

George Kendall

Squire Patton Boggs

Kim Taylor-Thompson

NYU School of Law

Ophelia Dahl

Partners in Health

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 8/25/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male

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