What We Do

Support, Empowerment, & Education

1. Support.  Utilize institutional knowledge by assisting victims; their family members and significant others; and the victims’ identified communities throughout the aftermath of their ordeals which extend far beyond any actions that may be taken by the criminal legal system.

  • Ensure that our Clients Understand their legal and practical Rights and responsibilities, as well as institutional / governmental appeal processes following any judicial hearings, conclusions, or verdicts.
  • Act as a Conduit to help clients with Access for: immediate and ongoing legal representation, medical treatment, psychological assistance, state aid, and the media, as necessary and/or desired.
  • Partner with established and respected entities within our and their additional communities. Examples include the prosecutors’ offices, community centers, and other allies. The OutJustice Foundation supplements services, where necessary, and is not interested in mere duplication.

2. Empowerment.  Create a sense of safety through community organization to aid in the aftermath of instances of injustice, physical or otherwise.

  • Coordinate Community Volunteers to create individualized court case monitoring in judicial instances, following court cases throughout their journey through the criminal legal system.
  • Create a Sense of Safety for the client during an often hostile and traumatic ordeal after the initial motivating occurrence moved them to seek help. We are present for our clients and we aid them in finding what they need to feel secure.
  • Promote Consciousness around the reality of violence that exists related to homophobia, transphobia, and other acts of discrimination directed towards the LGBTQIA Community. Until the discrimination, violence, and hateful actions end, we will keep the dialogue going.

3. Education: Create and/or promote curricula centered on acceptance and that acknowledges of every individual’s right to dignity and respect.

  • Engage communities with particular attention to young communities (primary and secondary aged) to create an understanding of dignity.
  • Launch campaigns intended to call attention to the humanity of all people and the damage inflicted on entire communities when LGBTQIA individuals are discriminated against or otherwise harmed. This damage extends far beyond each targeted individual.
  • Actively keep a sense of awareness of, and Create Dialogue about, the intersectionality of identity and teach others to be mindful of the broad diversity of obstacles that those within the LGBTQIA Community face.