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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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Divesting from Policing: Advancement Project National Office’s List of Demands
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#SayHerName: A National Town Hall for Breonna Taylor on Tuesday, June 9, 7:30pET/4:30pPT

By Zerline Hughes

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National Racial Justice Organization Applauds Call to End Contract Between Denver Public Schools, Denver Police Department

For over 15…

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Letter to Denver School Board: Removing Police From Schools Keeps Black and Brown Children Safe
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Statement: Minneapolis City Council Considers Disbanding Minneapolis Police Department Following Charge of All Four Officers in George Floyd’s Murder

Advancement Project National Office has called for systemic change in our criminal legal system and may soon see a win as the Minneapolis City Council is heavily weighing disbandment of the Minneapolis Police Department following the charge of all four police officers involved in the racially motivated killing of George Floyd.

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How You Can Act Now to Address Police Violence

By Gina Physic

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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

By Gina Physic

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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 

By Zerline Hughes

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