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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Public Justice Center

We are building a just society

four stars

92.48

1 North Charles Street Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (410) 625-9409   Web Site
EIN: 52-1412226

Board Leadership
Sidney A. Butcher
President

CEO
John Nethercut
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.48 four stars
  Financial 89.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Public Justice Center (PJC) is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization in Maryland that focuses on systemic change for people who live in poverty. We work with people and communities to confront the laws, practices, and institutions that cause injustice, poverty, and discrimination. Morphing between a traditional legal services office representing clients, a policy campaign leader, and a community action collaborator, the PJC chooses its cases and projects based on whether we can have a significant impact on a law or practice affecting many people, and then we choose the strategies most likely to achieve that impact. We advocate in the courts, legislatures, and government agencies, educate the public and build coalitions, all to advance our mission of "pursuing systemic change to build a just society." Since 1985, the PJC has achieved remarkable results both locally and nationally.

The Public Justice Center (PJC) is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization in Maryland that focuses on systemic change for people who live in poverty. We work with people and communities to confront the laws, practices, and institutions that cause injustice, poverty, and discrimination. Morphing between a traditional legal services office representing clients, a policy campaign leader, and a community action collaborator, the PJC chooses its cases and projects based on whether we can have a significant impact on a law or practice affecting many people, and then we choose the strategies most likely to achieve that impact. We advocate in the courts, legislatures, and government agencies, educate the public and build coalitions, all to advance our mission of "pursuing systemic change to build a just society." Since 1985, the PJC has achieved remarkable results both locally and nationally.

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Financial

three stars

89.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.08
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Justice Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Justice Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Justice Center (MD) 92.48 four stars
Mental Health Advocacy Services (CA) 86.58 three stars
Education Law Center (NJ) 87.47 three stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 90.74 four stars
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (DC) 90.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,212,620
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $238,971
Total Contributions $1,451,591
   Program Service Revenue $328,463
Total Primary Revenue $1,780,054
   Other Revenue $35,735
TOTAL REVENUE $1,815,789
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,639,488
   Administrative Expenses $125,813
   Fundraising Expenses $240,862
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,006,163
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-190,374
   
Net Assets $2,020,942

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Workplace Justice Project $693,733 42.3%
Human Right to Housing Project $625,150 38.1%
Appellate Advocacy Project $155,145 9.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 06/01/2018 92.48 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 89.04 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.55 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.99 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.74 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 85.96 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1412226
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER INC
NTEE Code I83
NTEE Classification Public Interest Law, Litigation
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,159 6.48% John Nethercut Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Justice Center (MD) 92.48 four stars
Centro Legal De La Raza (CA) 92.02 four stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Catholic Legal Immigration Network. Inc. (CLINIC) (MD) 92.99 four stars
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (VA) 87.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Justice Center
1 North Charles Street
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (410) 625-9409
fax: (410) 625-9423
EIN: 52-1412226

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Board Leadership

Sidney A. Butcher
President

CEO

John Nethercut
Executive Director

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