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Nurses for Social Justice

Joined in January 2021

About Us

Nurses for Social Justice is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to medical experts when accused of a crime. We work with public defenders and assigned council nation wide, educating attorneys by offering free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) on topics such as the layout of medical records, typical injuries seen in criminal cases and the processes used healthcare. These resources help them to better defend their clients. Attorneys are given the tools necessary to locate and interpret lab results, radiology reports and EMS forms.

We believe that all legal cases involving medical records should have a medical professional interpreting them. Nurses for Social Justice offers affordable medical record reviews by unbiased medical professionals who take time to educate the attorney they are working with and understand the financial constraints of the public defenders systems. We explain the inner workings of hospitals, translate medical terminology and use images to explain injuries, anatomy and physiology. You wouldn’t ask your plumber to do your taxes so why expect your public defender to interpret medical records?

We are also creating a database of unbiased experts dedicated to charging fees that are affordable for non-profits and public defender organizations across the country and working toward a program that assists recently incarcerated people navigate the medical system.

Nurses for Social Justice is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to medical experts when accused of a crime. We work with public defenders and assigned…

Issue Areas Include

  • Health & Medicine
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Legal Assistance
  • Prison Reform
  • Volunteering

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Current listings by Nurses for Social Justice

Volunteer +LocationDate Posted
Grant WritingOnline/VirtualJanuary 14, 2021

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