OPJL CARES is an extension of our justice community. We take donations from local businesses and partners and use them to provide outreach services to families with incarcerated loved ones. Help us connect with donors and support those in need; see our on-going efforts below!
OPJL's Call Center works as a one-stop-shop for those facing incarceration and their loved ones to make sure their complaints do not go unheard. When the system refuses to follow up on reports from incarcerated people regarding civil and human rights violations, OPJL makes contact and helps direct families to the resources they need.
Our community is full of people who want to help. We work to help the people providing services with the people who need them. Come connect with people in new ways. OPJL has a list of partners from mental health to reentry services, We have a roadmap to guide incarcerated people and families through their journey.
The burden of the carceral system falls solely on loved ones. Most families have a low to fixed income ratio and are still having to carry the load of a 1 billion dollar industry called Prison. To lighten that load, OPJL and partners created Gifts Beyond The Gates to help families during the holidays. We understand the mental strain it can have on those incarcerated as well as their families during the holiday season. We strive to make sure that these families have a spectacular day and forget incarceration of their loved one for that moment. If you would like to donate to this year's efforts, you will help us provide toys and gifts to children with an incarcerated parent.