Protecting children, helping survivors rebuild their lives

Human trafficking is the exploitation of vulnerability for profit. Founded in 2009, JusticeMatters is a nonprofit law firm that addresses the roots (causes) and repercussions (impacts) of human trafficking. We help our clients overcome legal barriers to safety, stability, and services, which are foundational to wellbeing. Centering client voices, we advocate for systems change to prevent human trafficking from happening in the first place.

We provide trauma-informed legal services and promote just policies and practices throughout North Carolina.

Our Impact: 14 Years Strong!

Over the past year, JusticeMatters 

responded to


requesting legal assistance

and served a record


Some of our clients have survived human trafficking. Many more are at heightened risk of exploitation due to lack of legal status in the United States, lack of legal security in a family, or prior experience of trauma.

We protect the rights of our clients and provide high-quality, trauma-informed family law and immigration services, reducing the risk of exploitation and helping survivors rebuild their lives.

In the last 5 years alone we’ve served over 2,500 clients, both survivors and those at heightened risk of exploitation. Our team and budget have tripled, and we’re still growing to meet the need. We envision the freedom and flourishing of all.

Join our team

If justice matters to you, we want you on our team.


Share about your interest and expertise, and we’ll share volunteer opportunities as available/relevant.

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We offer professional training and provide speakers, panelists, and presentations.

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We invite you to partner with us financially. The generosity of our champions sustains this work.

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To request a legal consultation, please call us at 919-794-7511.