Tech For Justice® is an initiative to accelerate the development of technology applications and processes that improve access to justice in human rights, legal aid, and the environment. We aim to support those who need critical help more efficiently, and change processes that no longer serve the people. Technology provides communities with the ability to gather around targeted problems and:
Build and react in real time
Reestablish community ties
Collaborate across boundaries
Share expert knowledge
Open technology collaboration also creates a community of peer review and ownership that allows the people to be a part of the solution and create justice based on community needs.
By hosting a series of Hackathons, think tanks, and building sessions focused on solving justice issues through technology know-how and socially-focused action, Tech For Justice seeks to incentivize some of our best minds to help solve pressing issues related to various world justice systems, namely that all are able to access their resources, and if not, to create their own.
These new applications and designs are then supported by a community of developers, entrepreneurs, legal professionals, nonprofits, and public and private entities with the opportunity to bring great ideas to reality.