Justice Initiative Example

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Do I have a Right to Feel Safe?

A vision for holistic safety in corrections

The criminal legal system’s primary tool for safety has been incarceration – a system that disproportionately impacts Black and Brown people, perpetuates violence, and causes reverberating harm to all communities.

Justice Initiatives focus on strategies to reduce incarceration and increase safety in all communities – including the ones behind the correctional walls – because of the magnitude of trauma and harm caused by the status quo.

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People under correctional control​

People working in corrections

Survivors of crime*​



*It is important to note that these groups overlap – many people under correctional control, correctional staff, and members of the broader community are also survivors of crime

We are all affected by the trauma within jails and prisons

Stat Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Prison Policy Initiative, The Square One Project

Therefore, we take a three-pronged approach to empowering people with lived experience to help increase our collective safety

System Change

Increasing present-day safety for the people confined by and working in correctional institutions and their families while we move toward the ultimate goal of decarceration.

Prominent movement leaders partnered with us in this work

Advisory Council

We cannot do this work alone.

Let us build together.

Do you have ideas on how to promote safety and healing?

We welcome you to connect with us to learn more about our work and share your own ideas.

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