We celebrated our organization's first birthday this month on April 2nd. Over the last year, we've had the honor of serving hundreds of clients through our Legal Services and Economic Equity practices, Community Legal Worker program and our partnership with The Bail Project. We've defined and refined our values. Our Just Cities Lab has partnered with a host of amazing community organizations to envision a world without incarceration using restorative justice to address issues of community health and safety. Our staff continues to grow, and most recently, we moved into new offices in the same building. As we expand and develop our work, we want to thank you for your support.
During our birthday celebration, some of the staff wrote birthday wishes for DJC, and we wanted to share them with you:
- "Happy Birthday, Detroit Justice Center! Thank you for the work that you do, the justice you deliver, and for welcoming me to your family."
- "Dear DJC, thank you for being my second family, my consistent source of inspiration, and for giving me a vision for the future."
- "DJC—In ten years I hope you are basically an army of abolitionists changing the world."
- "DJC, batting 100 with the hiring. Keep it up!"
- "DJC, thank you all for your heart, your commitment, and your loving visions for a new world. Couldn't imagine a better group of people to be in this with."
- "Happy Birthday, DJC. We are the new TRUTH--#NONEWJAILS."
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