The FIJA mission is to educate Americans regarding their full powers as jurors, including their ability to rely on personal conscience, to judge the merit of the law and its application, and to nullify bad law, when necessary for justice, by finding for the defendant.
The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) is a nonpartisan public policy research and education organization located in Helena, Montana. FIJA focuses on issues involving the role of the jury in our justice system and the preservation of the full function of the jury as the final arbiter in our courts of law. FIJA seeks to inform everyone about their rights, powers and responsibilities when serving as trial jurors. FIJA works to restore the function of the jury as the final check and balance on government.
FIJA conducts its campaign solely through educational outreach programs and materials, and works to achieve its goals through means appropriate to its 501(c)(3) status. It does not advocate violence or willful disobedience to the law, and does not associate itself with any anti-government movement or organization.
To maintain its independence, FIJA accepts no government funding. FIJA programs and publications are possible because of generous contributions received from individual donors and organizations. FIJA generates a small amount of revenue through the sale of publications and materials, which partially defrays the cost of producing them. FIJA is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.