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Jews United for Justice

Jews United for Justice mobilizes Jews and the Jewish community to move our region closer to social, racial, and economic justice by advancing campaigns for immediate and concrete improvements in people’s lives. Through these campaigns we develop leaders, build our base, shift the consciousness of our community, and alter relations of power. In all cases, we seek to work in partnership with organizations made up of and/or accountable to those who have personal experience with the challenges we are hoping to address. We have helped win higher minimum wages, paid family leave, police accountability, affordable housing, and many other progressive policies. We continue to move resources and power into the hands of people of color who have been systematically blocked out of the political process to benefit the ultra-wealthy and their interests. To power our advocacy efforts, we build a Jewish community that is dedicated to pursuing justice, understands the key issues in our region, and that has the tools and skills to make change.

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Carroll County Casa

Carroll County CASA was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in 1998, to advocate for abused and neglected children. The mission of Carroll County CASA is to recruit, screen, train, and supervise volunteers to work with children involved in Juvenile Court dependency proceedings in Carroll County. The goal is to ensure each child finds safety and permanency as quickly and appropriately as possible.

Founders, Russ and Mary Sarner organized and implemented the CASA program in Carroll County after serving as CASA volunteers in Haralson County, Georgia, and after serving for many years as Citizen Panel Review members.

Our program is now housed at 110 Dixie Street, Suite 100 in Carrollton. This location has allowed us to expand our staff, conduct initial and ongoing volunteer training and to present a professional appearance to the community.

Carroll County CASA, Inc. is funded by the generosity of community members, civic clubs, Carroll County government, churches, local foundations and the funds from the state legislature under the Department of Human Resources.

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Equality Florida

Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.

Equality Florida Background:
Equality Florida formed in 1997 as Governor Jeb Bush took office and Florida’s state government made a hard turn to the right. Our strong presence in the Capitol since our founding 24 years ago has allowed us to defeat or neutralize dozens of anti-LGBTQ bills since 1997. These bills included efforts to: overturn all local anti-discrimination policies, repeal all safe schools policies, expand Florida’s anti-gay adoption ban, and prohibit domestic partnership benefits and protections.

Through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Rights Behind Bars

Rights Behind Bars works alongside incarcerated people to challenge the cruel and inhumane conditions of confinement through litigation and advocacy.

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All Square

All Square is a nonprofit social enterprise that invests in those impacted by mass incarceration through an entrepreneurial fellowship, a craft grilled cheese restaurant, and forthcoming law firm & prison-to-law pipeline.

Our mission is to ensure that those impacted by the criminal justice system have the support and opportunities they warrant to flourish as leaders, business owners, and legal practitioners.

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Chicago Books to Women in Prison

Chicago Books to Women in Prison is an all-volunteer group that distributes paperback books free of charge to incarcerated people nationwide, focusing on all women and trans/non-binary people. We are dedicated to offering the opportunity for self-empowerment, education and entertainment that reading provides.

Currently we send books to state prisons in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio, as well as all federal prisons. We do not send books to jails and other short-term facilities outside Chicago.

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Jnana Prabodhini Foundation

Jnana Prabodhini Foundation identifies rural development, education, & women leadership as the areas with the greatest challenges. JPF promotes activities for drought relief, energy sufficiency, healthcare & women empowerment to fulfill basic needs in rural India. JPF also addresses the need for talent development, skill development & teacher’s training programs to enhance the quality of education in India.

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Our Mission
Our mission is to reduce recidivism by supporting and advocating alongside those with court and justice involvement.

Our vision is to be a leader in decreasing the prison population by supporting and empowering those who are most affected by crime, trauma, and incarceration. We will treat everyone with dignity and respect and will not pass judgement, as we seek justice and redemption.

We will be community centered and act according to the greater good of the people we serve. To the best of our ability, we strive to do no harm to the people we serve and the communities we live in.

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