About Us

OUR PURPOSE

The Justice Alliance is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization committed to supporting and amplifying the capacities of community-based, coalition-led Louisiana campaigns for social justice reform at the state and local level. We do this by providing advocacy, strategic communications, research, and organizing services to those campaigns to help them get over the proverbial finish line. We’re strategic about the campaigns we engage in and committed 100% to those we are a part of.

OUR HISTORY

The Justice Alliance was founded in 2016 by Quentin Anthony Anderson, a Baton Rouge native who had successfully led the nation’s most comprehensive statewide school-to-prison pipeline legislative reform campaign when he served as Campaign Director for the Campaign for Common Sense Discipline in Illinois from 2014 to 2015. Anderson – who had also previously served as a campaign manager at Capital Area United Way in Baton Rouge and as a campaign staffer for President Barack Obama’s successful 2008 presidential campaign – wanted to create a campaign-style mechanism for amplifying and supporting social justice movements in his home state that informed by his Illinois experience. Inaugural board members included Rev. Alexis Anderson of PREACH, Gary Chambers of The Rouge Collection, and Linda Johnson Franks of Beauty By Design.

OUR TACTICS

PASSIONATE ADVOCACY

We employ a fierce urgency of now as we work towards transforming policy goals into law through direct advocacy and engagement with local political leaders.

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

We work with our coalition partners to develop the necessary communications tools to ensure the right message reaches the right constituencies.

POLICY & RESEARCH

The Justice Alliance helps the campaigns we work with craft a data-driven policy argument for reform and craft the policy solution that the coalition seeks to have implemented.

DIRECT ACTION ORGANIZING

We work in coordination with our coalitions to organize communities and constituencies across the state to be informed and mobilized in support of the campaigns we support.