Change the South,
Change the Nation



Forward justice is a nonpartisan law, policy, and strategy center dedicated to advancing racial, social, and economic justice in the U.S. South.

We serve as a strategic partner for nonprofit organizations, coalitions, and networks at the forefront of movements organizing for a more just, equitable, and free South. Our work catalyzes success for movements and expands democratic opportunities for people affected by injustice. The victories we achieve together accelerate national change.

Forward Justice is committed to three interconnected theories of change:

  1. Social movements create transformative change.
  2. Some of our most potent social movements were birthed in the South.
  3. Social movements have directly impacted leadership at the moral center.