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Celebrate with Maryland Justice Project!

February 06, 2019

Since achieving "Ban the Box" legislation in Baltimore, Maryland Justice Project has expanded its vision and programming to be of greater service to our communities with a focus on our loved ones returning home from their service in incarceration. We welcome our friends and allies, those who have received a fair chance at employment because of Ban the Box, and members of the community interested in supporting our work and advocating for economic reform and social justice in Baltimore.

Come party with our amazing staff and volunteers, meet new members, and stay tuned to what's coming up next for MJP!


MJP In the News: - Baltimore Voter Registration Targets Ex Offenders

October 06, 2016

With Election Day quickly approaching, advocates for the ex-offender community in Baltimore are ramping up to get the city’s share of more than 40,000 newly enfranchised citizens registered to vote.


“There is an intense effort from re-entry organizations, Maryland Justice Project, Out for Justice, Communities United, Marion House and others. I don’t think the numbers (of registered ex-offenders) has caught up with registration efforts on the ground,” said Monica Cooper, Co-founder of the Maryland Justice Project.

Neither the Baltimore City Board of Elections nor the Maryland State Board of Elections maintains data on ex-offender voter registration. Therefore, local grassroots organizations are left with the task of trying to keep tabs on the number of newly registered ex-offenders.


Do Felons Make Good Employees?

April 22, 2016

WYPR Your Public Radio

By Keith Romer


Mayor Rawlings-Blake Signs ‘Ban The Box’ Bill

May 29, 2014

Baltimore CBS Local

By Rick Ritter


MJP Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Monica Cooper with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at the signing of the Comprehensive Ban the Box bill.


Baltimore City Council passes 'ban the box' hiring bill

April 29, 2014


By Kerry Cavanaugh


MJP Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Monica Cooper discusses the importance of passing the Ban the Box legislation.

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