US: Justice Works Resource Guide

Justice Works is a joint program between the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) and the ABA Center for Human Rights. The program utilizes both the approach of ABA ROLI by promoting justice, economic opportunity and human dignity through the rule of law and of the approach of the ABA Center for Human Rights by supporting advocates and activists abroad.

Justice Works supports nongovernmental organization-led initiatives to prevent, reduce and respond to bias-motivated violence based on real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics by providing targeted pro bono technical assistance to civil society, the justice sector and other stakeholders. Justice Works uses a comprehensive response framework to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organizations, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, first responders, victim support service providers and others can effectively work together to end all forms of violence impacting LGBTI communities.

Click here for selected reports, guides, and toolkits gathered from various anti-violence measures from around the world. 

Click here to learn more about the experts who are available to work with partners of Justice Works to strengthen anti-violence initiatives. 

Click here to learn about the type oftechnical legal assistance available through Justice Works.

Justice Works helps ensure that civil society organizations and justice sector actors have the necessary tools and capacity to effectively address and respond to bias-motivated violence based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The attached resource list contains reports, toolkits, actions guides, and other documents from intergovernmental entities and civil society organization that have informed the approach of the Justice Works Program to strengthen anti-violence initiatives. This list is not exhaustive and only contains materials available in English. For more information about the Justice Works Program or to learn about the Justice Works Expert Network, visit us at