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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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Preliminary Injunction Granted for Miami Jail To Follow CDC Guidelines Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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Advancement Project Wins Temporary Restraining Order to Protect the Health of People in Oakland County Jail Ahead of COVID-19 Outbreak

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Temporary Restraining Order Granted in Oakland County (MI) Lawsuit for COVID-19 Protections

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

MEDIA CONTACTS Joshua Garner,…

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Local and National Civil Rights Organizations Win Temporary Restraining Order to Protect the Health of People in Miami Jail Ahead of COVID-19 Outbreak

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Temporary Restraining Order Granted in Miami Lawsuit for COVID-19 Protections

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#FreeAndSafe from COVID-19

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Local and National Civil Rights Organizations Take Legal Action, Urging Miami Jail to Immediately Release People Ahead of Deadly COVID-19 Spread

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Complaint Against Miami-Dade Corrections in Seeking Relief for Incarcerated Persons from COVID-19

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Prison Reform Advocates Call on Wayne County Prosecutor to Protect Incarcerated People, Reduce Jail Population Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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#FreeAndSafe from COVID-19

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National Civil Rights Organizations Take Legal Action to Protect People Locked Inside St. Louis Jails

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