Lone Star Justice Alliance
LSJA is a nonprofit legal organization that improves the lives of youth and emerging adults in the justice system.
We are client centered. When in doubt about what direction to take, we always prioritize our clients and their needs. Harder said than done, this loadstone makes sure that we act with authenticity and integrity at all times.
We are truth tellers. We speak hard truths, including that our criminal justice system has roots in racial oppression. Only through dismantling and rebuilding the system can we hope to bring about racial equity, increase public safety, and create opportunities for our entire community.
We give grace. We believe, as Bryan Stevenson has said, that “Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done [or said].” Only together can we rise above the failures of our past and our present.
We act with a fierce urgency of now. Martin Luther King told us to act with a fierce urgency because “In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” We are action driven, results oriented and drivers of change.