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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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Statement: We Applaud Minneapolis Public School Board’s Resolution to Cut Ties With Minneapolis Police Department and Urge All School Districts to Follow Suit

On Friday, May…

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Civil Rights Organizations Sue East Baton Rouge Parish Prison For Immediate Release of Vulnerable People Ahead of Deadly COVID-19 Spread

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27,…

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We won! First of its kind Federal order during COVID-19

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Michigan: First Federal Court Win Ordering Release of Medically Vulnerable People in our Country’s Jails

Civil Rights, Racial Justice Organizations Win Michigan Lawsuit Granting Immediate Release of Medically Vulnerable People During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Preliminary Injunction Granted for Oakland County (MI) Jail to Release Medically Vulnerable Community Members

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Quarantine Week 10: Wins, Setbacks and Hope 

“If I fall, I’ll fall…

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#FreeBlackMamas with Michigan Liberation this Mother’s Day

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Michigan Liberation Freedom Plans: Black Mama Bailout

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Advancement Project National Office Statement: The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, by Armed white Men in Georgia

Georgia resident, 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, was killed by father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael in February. The nation learned of the killing this week by way of unearthed video footage two months later. The McMichaels have yet to be arrested for the egregious incident and have said they thought Arbery, who was jogging, was thought to be a burglar. In response, Advancement Project National Office offers the following statement.

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Civil Rights Organizations Sue Wayne County Jail for Immediate Release of Vulnerable People Ahead of Deadly COVID-19 Spread

MEDIA CONTACTS Zerline Hughes Spruill,…

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Complaint Against Wayne County (MI) Jail in Seeking Relief for Incarcerated Persons from COVID-19

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Federal Judge Orders Miami Jail To Follow CDC Guidelines Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Media Contacts: Maya Boddie,…

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