Working with communities to end local poverty

Princeton Justice Initiative is a social impact, legal aid, and public interest 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to alleviate, reduce and eliminate poverty in Central Western New Jersey.

Our Mission


Bringing Neighbors and Community Resources Together

Princeton Justice Initiative in partnership with AmeriCorps Seniors invite volunteers to provide help with accessing community resources, vaccines, pro bono civil legal advice, online search help, and more.

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How We Help

Overcoming the many problems associated with poverty requires being able to access economic, social and legal justice. Understanding what legal rights and social services assistance is available can mean the difference between progress and falling deeper into poverty or escalating a crisis. Our advocates work with clients to design an individualized, practical action plan to help them move forward.

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Who We Help

We help the many disadvantaged people who fall between the cracks including those who are homeless, living in poverty, disabled, seniors and veterans as well as those thrust into situational poverty due to sudden job loss or personal crisis.

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Impact Example: the Solivan Family Story


Our Approach

PJI’s all-volunteer client advocate teams provide individual clients with poverty relief, civil legal aid, and assistance with accessing resources to meet basic needs such as food, shelter, and medical care.

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