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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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Motion to Reinstate Preliminary Injunction for St. Louis’ “Workhouse” Jail Amid COVID-19 Concerns

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Inspiring Women Who Fought and Won the Closing of an Atlanta Jail

By Vanessa Reis After…

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Letter to East Baton Rouge Parish Judges to Take COVID-19 Preventative Measures

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The Price of “Public Safety”

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Ferguson, MO, Residents Demand City Council Rescinds Renewal of City Manager’s Contract

Grassroots activist group, Ferguson Collaborative,…

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Police Accountability Advocates Form Coalition to Demand Justice from Detroit Police, Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office

DETROIT — Today, Michigan Liberation,…

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Cash Bail by the Numbers

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Five Years after the Killing of Mike Brown, the Ferguson Uprising, a New Report Highlights a Group of Ferguson, MO, Activists Successfully Working Since 2014 to Change Policing Practices and Rise to Positions of Authority

FERGUSON, MO – As the…

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The Genius of Ordinary People: How the Ferguson Collaborative Became the Voice of the Community

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Advancement Project Turns 20

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We’re fighting a racist, predatory system; and we’re winning: a look at the numbers

Did you know St. Louis jails Black people eight times more than white people in a city that is only 47 percent Black?

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Celebrating Black Women’s Resistance on Juneteenth

On the 154th anniversary of…

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