Beyond the Blindfold of Justice (“BBJ”) was conceived in the wake of the George Floyd protests to increase legal support FOR and BY Black, Indigenous, and People of Color impacted by the criminal legal system. Because many in our community have lost faith in the idea that “Justice is Blind,” we seek to “remove the blindfold” and expose the ways that systemic racism, anti-Blackness, poverty, oppression, and implicit biases impact the execution of “justice.”

BBJ works in key areas to change systems that disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color: upstream work to change laws and policies; direct legal support for resentencing; vacating criminal records and providing civil legal aid; and narrative change through media outreach, public speaking and networking.