Our Mission

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Maine Equal Justice (MEJ) is a nonprofit legal aid provider working to increase economic security, opportunity, and equity for people in Maine. 


  • Advocate for fair public policies in the legislature and with governmental agencies;
  • Provide direct legal services and representation through impact litigation on systemic issues; and
  • Partner with diverse low-income communities and agencies through outreach, organizing, and education. 

More about Maine Equal Justice:

Maine Equal Justice focuses its work on many of the issues that affect people’s daily lives – access to adequate health care, housing, transportation and childcare; food and income security; and higher education and training.  We are the leading expert in the state on federal and state policies for Maine’s anti-poverty programs, including MaineCare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and General Assistance.  MEJP works in partnership with people living in poverty to organize and advocate together for just laws and policies. We also provide education and training throughout the state on law and policy that directly impact individuals and families living on limited means.

Please help us to continue this work: