"The Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP) — comprised of a network of families, organizers, and advocates — is a community organizing model aimed at equipping impacted communities with the tools and information needed to meaningfully impact their local criminal justice system.
Paths to Incarceration/Prevention
95126 San Jose , CA
Article on Pew Research Center Poll finding 2/3 of Americans favor treatment over incarceration for heroine & cocaine.
Proposes a model of restorative justice which addresses the needs of both crime victims and offenders.
Argues that the practice of punishment is a major obstacle to healthy societies, families, and schools and should be replaced with “restorative discipline.”
"Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. works to achieve the restoration of all the rights and attributes of citizenship among people in prison or jail and those who have been released in collaboration with other community and faith based organizations at each of the overlapping phases of the community integration process.
"This work includes advocacy on all levels, preventive efforts targeting at-risk youth and efforts to the strengthen individuals, families and personal relationships affected by experiences with the criminal justice system."
11413 New York , NY
New York US
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.
01608 Worcester , MA
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.
06106 Hartford , CT
"Founded in 1844, the Correctional Association of New York (the CA) is an independent non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society." They are an advocacy organization pushing for policies that address the abuses of the criminal justice system.
The issues they focus on are:
10027 New York , NY
New York US
The Council on Crime and Justice in a Minneapolis, MN-based criminal and social justice organization . From the website: "We seek a criminal justice system that is equitable and just, treats people with compassion and dignity, and allows for second chances, creating a safe and thriving community. We ground our work in direct advocacy, inform it with rigorous research and evaluation, power it with legal expertise, and implement it by bringing the community together."
55415 Minnaepolis , MN
Oldest organization working for drug reform.