Policing and Criminalization Archives - Advancement Project - Advancement Project

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.

Learn more about The Justice Project

Advancement Project National Office Responds to First 2020 Presidential Debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in the first of three 2020 presidential debates. On the topic of national protests resulting from the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others, Advancement Project National Office released the following statement.

LEARN MORE
Advancement Project National Office Responds to Breonna Taylor Decision

Six months have…

LEARN MORE
Divest from Policing: Advancement Project Natl Ofc’s Demands Following the Killing of Breonna Taylor

In June, Advancement Project…

LEARN MORE
COVID-19 Lawsuit in Response to East Baton Rouge Sheriff, Warden Claims that Coronavirus is Under Control

East Baton Rouge Parish Prison…

LEARN MORE
Civil Rights Organizations Debunk Myths of No COVID-19 Cases in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison

Impacted people behind bars share…

LEARN MORE
Webinar Recording: Sheriffs & Immigration in Florida

Advancement Project National…

LEARN MORE
Webinar Recording and Deck on the Power of Sheriffs in Florida

In advance of Florida’s…

LEARN MORE
Webinar on the Power of Sheriffs in Florida – August 10, 2020 at 2pET/11aPT

On Monday, August 10,…

LEARN MORE
What Voters Need to Know About Sheriffs

Sheriffs’ races are coming up…

LEARN MORE
Advancement Project National Office Supports New Counseling Not Criminalization Bill

Lawmakers today introduced…

LEARN MORE
The Power of Prosecutors – Video & Infographic

Prosecutors (also known as state…

LEARN MORE
The Power of Prosecutors – Video and Infographic

Prosecutors (also known as state…

LEARN MORE