Service Areas: City-wide
TakeRoot Justice was founded in 2001 as the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice, and then became an independent 501(c)3 in 2019. TakeRoot Justice provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression.
TakeRoot Justice employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice.
Our current areas of work include: Tenants’ Rights; Workers’ Rights; Immigrants’ Rights; Consumer Justice; Equitable Neighborhoods; Participatory Research and Policy; Technical and Capacity Building Assistance for Nonprofits and Small Businesses; and Resource Management & Coalition Coordination.