Our Impact Since January 2020
Updated March 28, 2023
WHO WE ARE
Florida Justice Center (FLJC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit legal aid organization that provides free and low-cost services to low-income people in Florida to help them overcome barriers caused by criminal legal system involvement.
We were founded, and are led, by someone with lived experience in the criminal legal system and board members who are either attorneys or people personally impacted by the system themself or through a loved one.
The organization was started to address racial and socioeconomic disparities in the criminal legal system and to help build equity for marginalized and disproportionately affected groups.
Florida Justice Center serves the entire state of Florida and has offices in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Legal Aid Organization
Florida Justice Center is the only nonprofit voter registration organization in the state qualified under current administrative rules to provide advice and guidance regarding an individual’s ability to register and vote. All clients are evaluated by a staff attorney to provide the most complete and accurate advice available.
We can help you deal with whatever is thrown your way. Florida Justice Center is the support network you need to succeed in supervision. Our team of lawyers is ready and willing to work with you to address any barriers to success that you are having while on probation.
Some of the services we assist with include early termination of probation, modification of terms of supervision, travel permits, preparation for parole hearings, and termination of pre-trial intervention or diversion programs.
Florida Justice Center wants you to get a fresh start by eliminating a huge barrier to your employment, housing, and income: your arrest record. Our attorneys will research your eligibility under the law and, if you qualify, we will complete the paperwork on your behalf and represent you in court.
If you have been convicted of a felony offense in Florida, you may have lost over 1,100 rights. We want to help you get back as many of these as possible, including:
- Holding professional licenses
- Owning/possessing firearms
- Running for public office
Other forms of clemency include full pardons, commutation of a sentence, and remission of fines.
If you have been arrested in the past decade, it is likely your mugshot will show up in a Google or other web search result.
Predatory websites use your likeness for their own financial gain. They don't care if you are innocent or if they're destroying your employment prospects. All they care about is money. We can help remove your photograph from these websites.