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AMP: Grassroots²

Baltimore

Out for Justice


Mission: Out For Justice is an ex-offender, member led organization that promotes policy reform of policies that adversely affect the ex-offender re-entering into society successfully. Out For Justice strives to change the perception of the ex-offender by promoting the 3 Es, education, empowerment, and engagement.

Vision: A criminal record comes loaded with negative connotations and burdens that people carry with them long after their prison sentences have been served, including disenfranchisement, exclusion from certain professions and in some instances continued monitoring by the state. As the nation faces a huge increase in ex-offenders re-entering society it is important to address the treatment of an under-represented but growing percentage of our population. Ex-offenders no longer make up a negligible percentage of our population. According to the United States Department of Justice, “in 2008, over 7.3 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole,” which amounts to 1 in every 31 adults (Bureau of Justice Statistics 2008) As this marginalized group continues to grow, it becomes part of the general population’s responsibility to assist their re-entry into society.