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Become A Member!

Membership obligations can include paying yearly dues (Individual - $60/year, Organizational - $100/year) and attending monthly membership meetings. Contact us to learn more.

All members are required to pay annual dues. Dues can be remitted monthly and via any of the methods listed below.

 

Dues can also be paid in person at our OFJ office or mailed to our P.O. box at:
P.O. Box 33468
Baltimore, MD 21218

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Ways To Get Involved

Share your
Story

There are a number of ways that you can use your voice to share your story, your experiences, and your expertise in a participatory manner.

 

  • Member Spotlight

  • Legislative Advocacy

  • Legislative Testimony

  • Voting

  • Awareness Campaigns

 

Want to learn more?

Attend our

Monthly Membership Meetings

When:

Last Wednesday of every month 

 

from 6:00pm-8:00pm

  Where: 

  • In Person: 1400 E. Federal Street Baltimore, MD 21213 

  • Virtual: Zoom: bit.ly/OutForJustice

  • Phone: Call 1-646-931-3860, Meeting ID: 81093147092#

  Who: Everyone is welcome!

  Why: To get involved in criminal justice reform, and

  provide your valuable input!​

Join a Committee 
or 
Volunteer

Committees

 

Want to learn more about Out For Justice?  We have several committees you can join to be active in the work of Out For Justice.

 

Volunteering

Volunteering is also a great way to give back to the community. Out For Justice has regular and ongoing programming and events you can help with. 

Member Spotlight

Meet Akiem

Akiem might catch your attention with his sharp sense of style, but once you get to know him he’ll impress you with his sharp, analytical insights. Akiem has been involved with Out for Justice for over two years, offering to lend a hand with events whenever he can work it into his busy schedule as a student. Later this year, Akiem will graduate from Morgan State University with his Actuarial Science Degree, but he’s more interested in learning the process of analyzing statistics and calculating

risk than getting into the insurance industry.

 

Akiem has always had a passion for learning - particularly in math and technology. His first job at 15 was teaching youth how to use computers

at a summer camp, and by the time he graduated high school he could take apart a computer and put it back together. He hopes to continue his academic passions by continuing on to get his doctorate, and from there, open his own consulting business.

Akiem’s planning to break that cycle for himself and others -- and be an example of success. He believes the work of Out for Justice is necessary to hold our criminal legal system accountable, and put checks on people in power, and is looking forward to getting more involved in the Research Committee. Not everyone is excited by complex legislative analysis, but even while behind the walls, Akiem loved analyzing legal briefs and court cases. He said it

made sense to him after the bureaucracy and structure of the Navy, where he served on a submarine for five years. 

 

Akiem realizes that he’s had many opportunities to pursue his education, and break from old habits after he completed his sentence, and feels like it’s his responsibility to speak up for other

returning citizens and those still incarcerated who don’t have that same opportunity-- and to stay

vigilant in advocating for policy change.

Just like in solving a complex equation, Akiem wants to find out how all things - and people - work. When he hears someone say, “That just doesn’t make sense,” he would respond,

“Everything makes sense if you just look at it from the right angle.” 

While incarcerated, Akiem’s inquisitive nature kicked in when thinking about the criminal legal system -- and ultimately led him to take action with Out for Justice. A friend once told him that

the system wasn’t set up to rehabilitate people, and it clicked for him -- as long as the prison industrial complex is making money, there’s no incentive for them to stop people from coming

back.

 

He feels like people can be set up to fail - once you serve your sentence you should have paid for your crime, but he feels like people get a second sentence once they get out; now they’re marked, and not given the opportunity to become fully productive citizens again.

Partnerships

We deeply value our partner organizations, which are often Maryland-based nonprofits that pursue missions closely aligned to ours. Our partners work alongside us to advocate for and implement policies and programs that support individuals with criminal records and change the perception of justice-impacted individuals. 

Interested in becoming a partner?

We're always looking for new partnership opportunities!
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Join Us

Volunteer

If you’d like to volunteer with Out for Justice

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Intern

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