Rising for Justice leverages the collective force of students and experienced advocates to achieve equity and justice for all.

Our compendium of programs are designed to create economic stability, keep families in homes, increase health outcomes and employment rates, and ensure that equal justice applies to all regardless of income. Our steady presence in the courts and in the community serves as a vital check on a system that favors people with counsel and resources over people without.

Each year, our students, staff members, and pro bono advocates provide assistance to more than 4,000 residents of DC. You can learn more about specific programs we run below.

Learn more about our work below