Get Involved


  1. GET EDUCATED.  Visit www.eji.org to learn more about Children in Adult Prisons, Excessive Punishment, the need for Sentencing Reform, and the urgent need to confront Racial Bias and Poverty in America.
  2. SUPPORT ADVOCACY AND REFORM EFFORTS.  Support the work of the Equal Justice Initiative, which Charity Navigator has identified as the highest rated civil rights advocacy organization in the country. Please Donate Now to support our efforts!
  3. JOIN OUR COMMUNITY.  Like EJI on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive regular updates about important issues surrounding the prison industrial complex, excessive punishment, racial justice, and mass incarceration in America.
  4. START A SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB.  Kick off the discussion with Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Order it here. The book includes a discussion guide, which you can also access here.
  5. GET THE 2015 RACIAL HISTORY CALENDAR.  Learn about the history of racial inequality in the United States and the essential need for truth and reconciliation on issues of racial justice through EJI’s award-winning wall calendar.
  6. SMILE FOR EJI ON AMAZON.  Support EJI by making purchases through Amazon’s Smile program. Choose the Equal Justice Initiative as your charitable organization and Amazon will donate a percentage of the cost of every eligible purchase to support EJI each time you shop.
  7. READ OUR REPORTS.  EJI has published detailed reports about Children Sentenced to Death in Prison in the U.S. and three reports on the nation’s legacy of racial injustice, which discuss slavery, racial terror from the end of Reconstruction until World War II, and racial bias in jury selection in contemporary criminal cases. EJI also produces an Annual Report each fall that documents organizational efforts and achievements.
  8. HOST AN EVENT ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.  EJI has produced two 30-minute videos with discussion guides and accompanying materials available for your use in hosting a social justice event for your church, school, club, community or group. “Death in Dixie” examines excessive punishment. “Cruel and Unusual: Sentencing 13- and 14-year-Old Children to Die in Prison” reviews the plight of children prosecuted as adults. Preview trailers on our website.
  9. VOLUNTEER WITH A RE-ENTRY OR REFORM ORGANIZATION. Contribute your individual skills and passion to directly support the work of an organization near you. Donate Now to support EJI’s Post-Release Education and Preparation program.
  10. GET POLITICALLY ACTIVE.  Write your legislators and encourage their support for Prison Sentencing Reform. Urge companies to divest from investments in private prison industries. Question political candidates about how they plan to reduce over-incarceration and eliminate excessive punishment.