The Justice Alliance is a Louisiana-based 501(c)(4) non-profit organization committed to pursuing and achieving transformational public policy reform in the areas of social justice and equality.

Founded in 2016, The Justice Alliance uses grassroots organizing techniques, coalition-building, and compelling statistical analysis to advance campaigns aimed at progressively chipping away at long-standing barriers to equality and equity in Louisiana.


According the 2016 JustSouth Index, Louisiana currently ranks 51st (of 50 states and the District of Columbia) in all major social justice impact metrics, including the areas of poverty (50th), racial disparities (49th), and immigrant exclusion (48th). In addition, Louisiana has long been home to politics and policies hostile to marginalized & vulnerable communities such as the LGBT, the working poor, and disabled communities.

We believe there is power in the collective and organized passion of grassroots communities mobilized behind specific policy proposals and fueled by their compelling, real, and personal narratives. The Justice Alliance seeks to complement those natural tools with the experience, knowledge, and capacity to leverage them effectively to achieve transformational public policy reforms. We are data-driven and people powered.


The Justice Alliance was founded in April 2016 by Quentin Anthony Anderson, a Louisiana-native who previously served as the Campaign Director for Voices of Youth in Chicago Education where he led a statewide public policy reform campaign in 2014 to end the school-to-prison pipeline in Illinois. That campaign resulted in the passage of the country’s most comprehensive school discipline reform legislation in American history.

Prior to his experience leading a successful, statewide social justice campaign, Anderson worked as a campaign aide for President Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign as well as serving as Regional Field Director for NextGen Climate Action, Campaign Manager for Capital Area United Way and the former Board Chairman of Forward Arts.

Anderson is a proud alum of McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana and his graduate and law degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.