|Program Name||Program Description||City||State|
AVP Massachusets offers the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) in Massachussets communities and prisons. AVP is an international volunteer progam that enables participants to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways.
We don’t lecture or preach. Our experiential workshops use the shared experiences of participants, interactive exercises, games and role plays to examine the ways in which we respond to situations where injustice, prejudice, frustration, and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence.
|Ex Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement||
We believe that social change can only be led by the people who most need the change. No one can give power to someone else. Therefore, those of us who have the least advantage, the least power within the traditional system, have to work together to change the situation ourselves.
|Communities United Collective||
Communities United Collective works together to address police violence, racism, discrimination and related issues in the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. We bring together people from the many diverse communities within Worcester, not as representatives of their organizations or communities, but as individuals who want to strengthen the unity in community.
|EMIT — End MAss Incarceration Together||
EMIT — End MAss Incarceration Together is a statewide working group of the Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network.
EMIT’s motto is Inform to Reform. Once people are informed about the injustice of our judicial and corrections systems, they will inform their state legislators to reform our state laws, through a series of bills over a number of years.
|Smart Justice Spokane||
"Smart Justice Spokane is a broad, diverse coalition of more than 30 organizations, community members, and criminal justice professionals who have come together to advocate for reform of our expensive, ineffective, and unfair criminal justice system."
From the website: "Nation Inside is a platform that connects and supports people who are building a movement to systematically challenge mass incarceration in the United States." Nation Inside seeks to be a network for grassroots leaders across the country working on campaigns to end mass incarceration.
Nation Inside supports many different campaigns in a several states. To find a campaign in your area and get involved, visit: https://nationinside.org/campaigns/
|Big Bend After Reentry Coalition (BBARC)||
"The Big Bend A.F.T.E.R. Reentry Coalition is a coalition of individuals and groups united to increase public safety + reduce recidivism through collaborating and establishing community partnerships, identifying and providing services to inmates and formerly incarcerated people, empowering them to become productive, self-sufficient members of the community." BBARC was established in 2012.
BBARC's work mainly focused on three areas:
|Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project (YSRP)||
From the website: "The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) uses direct service and policy advocacy to transform the experiences of kids prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system. We partner with court-involved youth, their families, and lawyers to develop holistic, humanizing narratives that mitigate the facts of each case; get cases transferred to the juvenile system; and make crucial connections to community resources providing education, healthcare, housing, and employment. Our ultimate goal is to keep children out of adult jails and prisons."
|Community Partners in Action (CPA)||
CPA works in Conneticut to provide programs for juveniles and adults that seek to provide opportunities for healing, training, and transformation to people in the criminal justice system. CPA recognizes that, "for many, change is hard because of the complex issues they face." CPA seeks to respond individually and attentively to these complex issues to support individuals in changing their lives. They provide a variety of programs to over 10,000 adults and youth in Conneticut each year.
|Jails Action Coalition (JAC) New York||
JAC New York is a coalition that includes those currently and formerly incarcerated, their family members, and community members who are "working to promote human rights, dignity and safety for people in New York City jails."
"NEW YORK CITY JAILS ACTION COALITION’S GOALS INCLUDE:
|New York||New York|