How We Do It

Strengthening Democracy & Justice

Learn How We’re Expanding Voting Access

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

18 : 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

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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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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Racial Justice Advocates Argue Appeals Court Should Affirm Lower Court’s Decision to Stop Use of County Line on New Jersey’s Primary Ballots in June Primary

NEWARK – In an amicus curiae brief filed today, the New Jersey Institute for Social…
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Democracy Advocates Hail Court’s Rejection of County Line on New Jersey’s Primary Ballots

NEWARK – In a resounding victory for democracy in New Jersey today, the Court in Kim…
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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.