Pretrial Justice Institute
200 East Pratt Street, Suite 4100
Baltimore, MD 21202

(667) 281-9141



Team PJI at our 2023 staff retreat in Puerto Rico

A culture of care, commitment and joy

We are a small, women-led, antiracist organization energized by Black joy and wisdom.

Together, we are cooperatively reimagining PJI to reflect our values—building on a nearly 50-year legacy of unwavering focus on pretrial justice, while centering equity at the heart of our work and culture.

That means we distribute leadership; hire based on skills, vision, and lived experience; operate transparently; and practice radical honesty. It’s the right thing to do, what’s best for the people who work here, and what we envision for the systems we work with.

Our team is a beautiful blend of creatives, techies, policy wonks, number crunchers, advocates and social innovators, all working collaboratively across portfolios and time zones to help disrupt the pathways to mass incarceration.

We love what we do and have fun doing it. But we never lose sight of the communities we come from—and the people we’re fighting for. Join us!


People-Centered Perks

PJI’s compensation package demonstrates our commitment to work-life balance, well-being, fair pay and equity.

Flexible and Remote

Live anywhere in the U.S. and work from home, or wherever you like! Your hours can match your time zone. Flex schedules available.

Unlimited Paid Time Off

Each employee has a mandatory two weeks a year that they take PTO. (We encourage you to take more!)

Federal Holidays and Week-long office closure

Summer and Winter week closure with pay.

Transparent salary bands

Competitive pay with an employee-designed review process and bonus potential.

Telecommunications allowance

Monthly reimbursement for phone and internet.


We match up to 5% of your 401k contribution.


Medical, vision, dental, life and disability benefits.

Flex Spending Account

PJI offers an annual contribution on top of your election amount.

Professional and Leadership Development

Yearly budget for each employee to increase their knowledge and skills.

No Meeting Fridays

To allow for dedicated, uninterrupted work or ideation time.

Annual Staff Retreats

So we can spend time together in person—in locations with historical significance or natural beauty.

Deep Investment in Equity

Culture of respect, kindness and open communication and feedback.

Join the team.

Eager to use your superpowers to transform pretrial justice? View our current job openings below or send us a letter of interest to