Build Power Fight Power: A 5-Part Course on Movement Lawyering

  ABOUT THE COURSE This course is an introduction on how to use law to build the power of social justice movements. It will offer you guidance no matter which movement or organized community you are trying to support. From movements of low-wage workers, youth of color, climate justice activists, indigenous communities, the immigrants’ rights […]

Mapping Injustice: Navigating the Criminal Legal System 101

Facebook Live & Youtube

Session One: Thursday, February 4, 2021 – 7-8:30p EST Policing, Arrest, and Pretrial Session Two: Thursday, February 18, 2021 – 7-8:30p EST Trial, Sentencing, and Plea Negotiations Session Three: Thursday, March 4, 2021 – 7-8:30p EST Incarceration and Re-Entry Advancement Project National Office and organizing partners around the United States present a forum series designed to […]

DJC Youth Empowerment Workshop

Are you a young person who wants to learn more about how to create safety without police? Join us for the Detroit Justice Center's first Youth Empowerment Workshop. Students in grades 6-12 are welcome to join. Hosted on zoom. Date: June 16, 2021 5:30-6:30pm Register here.

Stories of Resistance

Detroit Justice Center 1420 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI

Our comrades at the Community Justice Collective in Toronto are hosting an important discussion about how we tell stories of legal resistance. DJC's Communications Manager Casey Rocheteau will be speaking on the panel. Tune in June 24, 2021 at 4:30pm. Click here for more information.

DJC Is Turning 4!


The Detroit Justice Center turned 4 years old on April 2nd! Our birthday wish this year is to bring our community together and to celebrate. It wouldn't be a party without you — will you be there? RSVP here! Join us on Thursday, April 21, from 12:00 - 1:00PM EST on Zoom. Our ED Amanda […]

Housing Rights 101 Youth Empowerment Workshop


Thanks so much for your participation and interest in our previous Youth Empowerment Workshops. We're hoping you'll join us for the next workshop in our series: Housing Rights 101. On Tuesday May 3rd, from 5:30-7pm, Detroit Justice Center is teaming up with Detroit Phoenix Center to provide a space where you can learn about your […]

Black August Scavenger Hunt

Oakland Ave. Urban Farm 9227 Goodwin Street, Detroit, MI

Join us for some friendly competition as we host DJC’s first Black August Scavenger Hunt! Form your own team, or join someone else’s, and compete in a race across the city of Detroit, solving clues that will give you a firsthand look at the work we do at the Detroit Justice Center. You’ll meet our […]

The High Stakes for Justice & Democracy

Detroit Public Theatre 3960 Third Avenue, Detroit, MI

What's at stake for justice and democracy in this election and beyond? Join host Orlando P. Bailey at the new Detroit Public Theatre for a live, interactive conversation with special guests Tawana Petty of Petty Propolis and Erin Keith of Detroit Justice Center Doors 6:30 p.m., Program 7:00 p.m. Detroit Public Theatre, 3960 Third Avenue, […]

No More Police Event

Source Booksellers 4240 Cass Avenue #105, Detroit, MI

Come to Source Booksellers to celebrate the release of No More Police: A Case for Abolition by Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie with a forward by Black Visions with us on November 7th. Andrea Ritchie (she, any), co-author will be in conversation with Nikkita Oliver, Esq., M. Ed.(they/them/their) and Amanda Alexander (She/Her/Hers). SAVE YOUR […]

Alternatives to Policing Panel Discussion

Wayne State Law School 471 W Palmer Ave, Detroit, MI

This Panel Discussion event is FREE. All are welcome. 6:30pm EST: Attend the event ONLINE or IN-PERSON at Wayne State Law School. Zoom info coming soon!

The Unfinished Work of Abolition

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School 3501 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA

The Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic, the Law School’s newest in-house clinic, invites you to celebrate its launch at a convening on February 3, 2023, from 12:30 -5:30 pm at the Law School entitled “The Unfinished Work of Abolition.” The ARC Justice Clinic provides students with hands-on experience working in civil rights […]

Nonprofit Succession Planning


Nonprofit Succession Planning FREE WEBINAR Wednesday, March 15, 2023 12 - 1 pm ET / 9 - 10 am PT Nonprofit boards and CEOs almost universally agree—succession planning and executive transitions are critical to get right. This is especially true when a departing leader is a founder or has been in the role for a […]