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Essie Justice Group

Oakland, CA, USA
About Us

Essie Justice Group is a nonprofit organization of women with incarcerated loved ones taking on the rampant injustices created by mass incarceration.


To transform the criminal legal system women impacted by incarceration must organize. Our Healing to Advocacy Model brings women who are enduring a loved one’s incarceration alone into a loving and powerful membership body. From there, women lead: taking on campaigns, providing peer-to-peer support, participating in actions, and partnering with a national community of activists and advocates to build a more compassionate and just society.

From individual engagement, to group participation, to a network of women leaders, our model will bring together hundreds of thousands of women to break isolation, increase resources to families, and confront mass incarceration’s harm as a unified, loving, and powerful group.