The American Citizens for Justice (ACJ) is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 as an Asian Pacific American (APA) civil rights advocacy organization to fight for justice in the aftermath of the baseball bat beating death of Vincent Chin and the ensuing state criminal case and federal civil rights case.

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to seek fair and equal treatment for all individuals, regardless of their race, creed, color, sex, or national origin; to support just enforcement of our laws; to promote understanding between all groups of people; and to educate the public on human rights issues.”


Commemoration group with Mayor Mike Duggan

Find out ACJ’s Purpose, Mission, and Goals


Who is Vincent Chin? How did ACJ get its start in the fight for justice over his murder?