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Policing and Criminalization

Advancement Project's Justice Project supports grassroots movements in communities of color that challenge racial criminalization and call for genuine police accountability.

Recent uprisings in American cities like St. Louis, Baltimore, and Baton Rouge, reawakened a centuries-old struggle to free Black and Brown communities from oppressive and discriminatory law enforcement.

These pivotal moments generated a new wave of movement resistance until policing practices and the entire criminal justice system are reformed. Yet, while systemic reform has gained broader and more mainstream support in the wake of events like #Ferguson, a new federal administration still seeks to turn back the clock and fortify the police state in communities of color.

Advancement Project’s Justice Project supports grassroots movements in communities of color that challenge racial criminalization and call for genuine police accountability.

The Justice Project provides short- and long-term support to local campaigns seeking not simply to reform, but to wholly dismantle systems that over-criminalize and over-incarcerate people of color in the name of “law and order.” We aim to help impacted communities define the terms and control the means by which peace is realized in their streets and neighborhoods, and to re-imagine for themselves how “safety” is pursued.

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Advancement Project Welcomes Chauvin Verdict, Implores America to Move Beyond Policing

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Advancement Project Statement on Murder of Adam Toledo

Today, we join Chicago in grief and outrage at the murder of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latino boy whose life was cruelly taken by Chicago Police. We express our deepest sympathy to Adam’s friends and family; we stand in solidarity with organizers, activists, and the broader Chicago community as they take to the street to express their despair and demand justice.

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Mapping Injustice: Navigating the Criminal Legal System 101

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Advancement Project Statement on Daunte Wright’s Murder, Police Claims of Accidental Discharge

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Civil Rights, Racial Justice Organizations Applaud Biden’s Executive Order Aimed at Facilitating Voter Registration, Urges Robust Implementation and Tracking

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We Will Continue to Fight for You, Breonna

By Advancement Project National Office

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Esri, and the Racial Equity Anchor Institutions Partner to Launch Survey on Policing Budgets Across Country

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Police Brutality in Rochester Proves that Police ‘Reform’ is a Myth

By Thomas B. Harvey

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Advancement Project National Office Issues Statement on President Biden’s Executive Orders Addressing Racial Equity

“We acknowledge and commend the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to make racial equality a legislative priority and center piece to their agenda."

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Fighting for Voting Rights is How We Honor Dr. King’s Legacy

By Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr.

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Police Continue to Protect White Supremacy

By Marques Banks

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Advancement Project National Office Responds to DA Announcement in Jacob Blake Shooting

The Kenosha County District Attorney, Michael Graveley, today announced that Rusten Sheskey, the police officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in August will not be criminally charged.

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