Social Justice Resources

Resources for DC Metro Area

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Volunteer Opportunities

BLM DC:sign up here to receive updates on actions, trainings, and events. You can also follow @DMVBlackLives on Twitter for updates. 

Law 4 Black Lives DC: e-mail info@law4blacklivesdc.com to learn more about their next, “Jail Support Training,” and “Legal Observer Training,”  Click here for their website.

National Lawyers Guild DC: e-mail dcmassdefense@gmail.com to be added to their listserv and get requests for legal observers in DC. You can also request info about their jail support training, and legal observer training. 

NAACP DC Branch: The NAACP DC Branch is preparing Protest Relief Kits for DC Protesters responding to the death of George Floyd. Click here to donate. Click here for available sign-up times to volunteer to help stuff emergency kits with masks and gloves; call (202) 658-9441 to help deliver protest kits or donate products for protesters. 
Baltimore Action Legal Team: BALT is always in need of volunteers to staff the jail support hotline, serve as legal observers, provide jail care, or observe court proceedings. Click here to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

National Bar Association Police Brutality Task Force:
Contact Chair Nick Austin at NickAustinESQ@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer.

Washington Bar Association Pro Bono Services: If you are interested in providing pro bono representation to those arrested while protesting, please contact Martinis Jackson, Esq. at Martinis.Jackson@JLegalServices.com with the subject line: “WBA Pro Bono Volunteer”.

Donations

Click here for a list of state and national Bail Funds accepting donations. Please note that DC does not have a bail fund because cash bail is not required.

Protest After Care Fund: a mutual aid fund designed by Black women to provide financial relief to Black protesters experiencing medical expenses or hardships from contracting COVID-19 amidst recent direct actions across the country. Click here to donate to their GoFundMe. Please email protestaftercarefund@gmail.com for more information.