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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.

The 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.

Racial Justice Organizations Demand Proactive Solutions to School Safety on the 19th Anniversary of Columbine

WASHINGTON – On April 20,…

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Locked Up & Locked Out on 4/20

The Winners and Losers of the Decriminalization of Marijuana

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#NoCopsNoGuns: Investing in Real Solutions

Research and the experiences…

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Race, Guns, Police and Columbine: Talking Points 19 Years Later

Talking points for the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting

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Walk Out for What: Using Social Media to Amplify Your School Walkout

The fight against gun violence is nothing without the voices of the directly impacted.

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The Fire Still Burns: #WeAreTheFirefighters

To the fires that are still burning and the firefighters – advocates, policymakers, organizers – who are working tirelessly to put them out.

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The Take Back #003: Marching for Our (Black and Brown Lives)

The newsletter of resistance for people of color.

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Tell Your Governor: #NoCopsNoGuns

Tell Your Governor to Support Black & Brown Students

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#NoCopsNoGuns School Walkout Toolkit

Taking action to end gun violence without an increase in police in our neighborhoods and schools.

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#NoCopsNoGuns

End gun violence without an increase in police in our neighborhoods and schools.

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Letter to New York Legislators Re: Creating Safe & Supportive Schools for All

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Police in Schools Are Not the Answer to School Shootings

We are reissuing Police…

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