The stakes couldn’t be higher

The stakes couldn’t be higher for 2017. Our work together next year will help shape the future of our country.

For too long, the national conversation about violence has been all about punishment, and with devastating consequences: 2.3 million people in prison. More than 2,900 facing execution. Communities of color traumatized. Victims of violence left without care.

This has to change. You’ve known that for years.

Today, thanks to you and to our partners, we’re at a tipping point for the issues we’ve been fighting for together: Ending the death penalty. Bringing racial equity to services for crime survivors. Engaging a new national conversation about justice.

Help tip the scales of justice with a tax-deductible donation to EJUSA. A generous donor just pledged to match the first $20,000 in gifts until December 31!

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Recharging for the Long Haul


Here at EJUSA we don’t often share the inner workings of our organization, posting instead about the issues that drive our mission and the changes we seek — and that you want to see — in the justice system.

But our inner workings make me equally proud to be part of EJUSA, because we work hard to reflect our values there too. That means all kinds of things, for example:

  • Making time for our team to bond and connect so that we can do our best work together.
  • Committing to racial equity, and investing in the internal work required to get there.
  • Avoiding unnecessary educational requirements when we hire, so we don’t overlook excellent people who haven’t had access to those opportunities.
  • Building a team that is politically diverse, even when it’s hard.

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“With Libations and Justice For All”

With Libations and Justice For AllEJUSA’s Associate Board invites you to their annual holiday party, “With Libations and Justice for All,” on December 15 in midtown NYC. RSVP here, and please bring significant others, friends, and family!


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24 hours can go really fast


#GivingTuesday is 24 hours of giving, but time flies when you’re giving the gift of healing.

There’s just a few more hours to help EJUSA’s #GivingIsHealing campaign succeed.

Please make a tax-deductible donation to EJUSA before midnight tonight, and be part of the #GivingTuesday global day of giving. A generous donor will double all gifts up to a total of $20k!

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Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that reminds us that kindness, compassion, and generosity are among the most important gifts we can give.

It’s also a wonderful opportunity to invest in organizations that reflect these values – the same values that led you to EJUSA and our work to transform the justice system from one that harms to one that heals.

Give the gift of Healing this #GivingTuesday with a tax-deductible donation to EJUSA’s #GivingIsHealing campaign. Thanks to a generous donor, all gifts will be matched up to $20k!

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Trauma Advocacy Internship at EJUSA

EJUSA is a national criminal justice reform organization working to end the death penalty, strengthen programs that help crime survivors address trauma and rebuild their lives, and promote constructive responses to violence. The trauma advocacy initiative works in select cities to advocate for better access to trauma care for people harmed by crime and violence, as well as nationally to promote a trauma-responsive justice system and shift the national conversation around violence, trauma, racial justice, and mass incarceration.

Interns will work closely with the director of EJUSA’s trauma advocacy initiative in the following areas:

  • Research: keeping on top of current news, academic research, and reports related to trauma-informed work, racial justice, and violence prevention; map current news and research in EJUSA’s database; update and maintain data about current leaders and programs in the field
  • Writing: work on online blog posts; write summaries of research and reports; note-taking
  • Data input and analysis: Input and review data from trauma-informed policing training program to generate reports

This is an unpaid internship. Course credit may be available. Interns should be located near Boston, New York City, or in New Jersey, but much of the work can be done remotely.

If interested, please send an email to Fatimah Loren Muhammad, Director of the Trauma Advocacy Initiative at

November 29 is #GivingTuesday

Did you get any great deals on Black Friday yesterday?

My family and I stayed in, though we’ll be out and about today for Small Business Saturday. And we’re ready to look for some bargains on Cyber Monday.

But our new family tradition is where our hearts are: #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday celebrates generosity by providing people everywhere with an opportunity to give back.

On November 29, EJUSA is joining this global day of giving, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve even named our campaign: #GivingisHealing


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last night

Last night was emotional and surprising.

Many in America are mourning today; some are deeply afraid for their lives or their loved ones. Others are feeling heard in their suffering for the first time.

Finding common ground across those kinds of differences isn’t easy, but it has fundamentally transformed me personally, and EJUSA’s work, over the last decade. On our largest and oldest campaign, this bridge-building approach has put the end of the death penalty within our sights.

Still, last night, voters in Nebraska, California, and Oklahoma all passed referenda in favor of the death penalty. Those losses hit us hard. Those states have chosen a failed, broken policy when they had the chance to move towards a new dawn.

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Join us for Trivia Night in Brooklyn!

Trivia For Justice - hosted by the EJUSA Associate Board; 8/16/2016 6:30-9:30; The Koelner Bierhalle, 84 St Mark's Pl (at 4th Ave), Brooklyn; $20 buy-in per person

You won’t want to miss this fun evening. RSVP here on Facebook or here on Eventbrite.

Recommended: From Heartbreak to Healing – the Journey of Crime Survivors

The Public Welfare Foundation features EJUSA’s vision for a justice system that heals in its new publication, “From Heartbreak to Healing – the Journey of Crime Survivors.”

“We believe the justice system needs to serve all the constituencies impacted by crime: survivors, those who commit crimes, and communities. That means providing healing for survivors, accountability for those who commit crimes, and safety for communities….”  – EJUSA Executive Director Shari Silberstein

Read the full publication here, including our Executive Director’s longer quote on page 5.