How We Do It

Strengthening Democracy & Justice

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Economic Injustice in New Jersey

$322,500 vs $17,700

Median Net Wealth Of White Families Compared To Black Families

Criminal Injustice in New Jersey

29 : 1

Ratio of Black to White Kids Locked Up

Voting Injustice in New Jersey

61%

Percentage of Incarcerated People Denied the Right to Vote Who Are Black (vs 15% Population)

Press Releases

Social Justice Advocates Praise Passage of Law Combatting Home Appraisal Discrimination

NEWARK – The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Fair Share Housing Center, New Jersey…
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Institute Releases From Shackles to Scholarship: A Vision for a 21st Century Bordentown School

NEWARK – The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice today released From Shackles to Scholarship: A Vision for…
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Tanuja Dehne, Esq. Joins New Jersey Institute for Social Justice Board of Trustees

NEWARK – The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice is pleased to announce that Tanuja…
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Newly Introduced Legislation Would Make New Jersey First State in Country to Lower Voting Age to 16 for School Board Elections

NEWARK – A bill to lower the voting age to 16 in school board elections across…
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More Than 50 Groups Urge New Jersey to Expand Jury Service to People with Criminal Conviction

NEWARK – The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and 51 other social justice advocates…
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At the Institute, we work day in and out to Make the Two New Jerseys One. We fight to create a state where everyone can thrive, including our Black and other residents of color.

Our record of success tells our story, but we can’t do this work without YOU.