Mothers for Justice and Equality aims to end neighborhood violence. By empowering its members to be effective change-makers, MJE reclaim the identity of the communities it serves and restores a sense of hope and purpose for the youth.
MJE was founded in the fall of 2010 in response to the murders of young people in the City of Boston. A group of women, each of whom had suffered losses of children to violence, came together with the vision of a world in which it is never normal or acceptable for children to be murdered. MJE’s purpose is to unite the community in an effort to end neighborhood violence by engaging mothers in solving the crisis of violence on our streets. Like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MJE believes that, if given the right tools, mothers can become catalysts for change at home and advocates for change in their neighborhoods.