Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights


P.O. Box 41852Memphis, TN 38174 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To advance policies, programs, and solutions in Shelby County and the State of Tennessee that broaden access to justice, strengthen the right to counsel, and mitigate the damage caused to families and neighborhoods as a result of contact with the criminal justice system.


The ultimate mission of Just City is to create a smaller, fairer, and more humane criminal justice system - one that does not reserve justice for the wealthy. To do this, we pursue legislation at the state level that lowers or altogether removes barriers to freedom that are rooted in economic prejudice.


Would you recommend JUST CITY INC?
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by Kate B. (June 12, 2023)
Participating in Court Watch this past week completely opened my eyes to so much of what's wrong with our criminal justice system. You learn so much in such a short amount of time, but you also provide a really important service for the Memphis community. According to our supervisors, being in the room can make a major difference in how judges speak to defendants and make their rulings. The staff is so incredibly nice, and prepares you really well for your experience. I would definitely recommend court watching to anyone, especially if you're passionate about issues related to law and justice.
by Lily R. (June 12, 2023)
I really enjoyed the opportunity to invest my time in the Memphis community through the court watch program. Court watching was an eye-opening and engaging experience and the team at Just City made orientation easy and I felt more than prepared to court watch effectively. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who is looking for a low-time commitment volunteer opportunity in downtown Memphis!

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