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

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What Voters Need to Know About Sheriffs

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Advancement Project National Office Supports New Counseling Not Criminalization Bill

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The Power of Prosecutors – Video & Infographic

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The Power of Prosecutors – Video and Infographic

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Advancement Project National Office Celebrates National Cousin’s Day!

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Players Coalition, National and Local Organizations to Host Virtual Town Hall

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Huge Win in Campaign to Close Notorious St. Louis Jail

St. Louis elected officials unanimously vote to close the medium security institute, known as 'the Workhouse,' after two-year campaign

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We will win with supporters like you, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation & Jack Dorsey of Twitter’s #startsmall

Since mid-March, Advancement Project National Office’s…

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Congratulations to the #CloseTheWorkhouse Campaign for Putting on Pressure to the Board of Aldermen

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Youth Across Country Petition School Boards to Reimagine Safety in National Week of Action

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Advancement Project National Office Statement on the Rayshard Brooks

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