The Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) is a non-profit public policy advocacy organization and law firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. It was established in 1996 to represent approximately 1.3 million Tennesseelow-income families by helping shape public policy and through class action lawsuits. In 1996, the United States Congress had ordered that federally funded legal services programs no longer pursue class actions. Since its formation, the Tennessee Justice Center has helped thousands of poor families secure needed health care, assistance, and food aid.
^ ab"I Want To Support TJC". Tennessee Justice Center. Retrieved 2009-10-17. The Tennessee Justice Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. TJC does not charge clients a fee and accepts no federal funds.
^ abc"Mission Statement". Tennessee Justice Center. Retrieved 2009-10-17. The Tennessee Justice Center advocates on behalf of poor Tennesseans: in areas of public policy having the greatest impact on their health and welfare
^"Tennessee Justice Center running deficits". Associated Press. wate.com. November 28, 2004. Retrieved 2009-10-17. The Tennessee Justice Center has received millions of dollars in court-ordered payments from TennCare. Nevertheless, records show the Justice Center had a deficit of $459,000 in 2003 and has a projected shortfall of $491,000 in 2004. The organization's only income has been from a series of grants and donations, which means the nonprofit group has had to rely more and more on money from the state.
^"Our Work". The Tennessee Justice Center. Retrieved 2009-10-17. Since 1996, TJC has provided direct service to thousands of low-income families, helping them to obtain essential health care, family assistance and food aid.