Take action with national organizations.


The ACLU believes we can end the War on Drugs, make the sentence fit the crime, incentivize smart practices, eliminate unnecessary incarceration, and invest in better systems.



The Burns Institute works to eliminate racial and ethnic disparity by building a community-centered response to youthful misbehavior that is equitable and restorative.



Campaign for Youth Justice
The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) is a national initiative focused entirely on ending the practice of prosecuting, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system.



Center for Constitutional Rights
Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.



Drug Policy Alliance
The Drug Policy Alliance is the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.



Families Against Mandatory Minimums
FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for smart sentencing laws that protect public safety.



The Fortune Society
The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarcerations, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities.



Justice Policy Institute
JPI envisions a society with safe, equitable and healthy communities; just and effective solutions to social problems; and the use of incarceration only as a last resort.



JustLeadershipUSA empowers people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform. JLUSA is dedicated to cutting the US prison population in half by 2030.



The Marshall Project
The Marshall Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization covering America’s criminal justice system.



The NAACP advocates for smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.



The goal of the National HIRE Network is to increase the number and quality of job opportunities available to people with criminal records by changing public policies, employment practices and public opinion.



RAPP (Release Aging People in Prison) works to get elderly and infirm people out of prisons.




Restorative Justice Initiative is a New York City-based, multi-sector organizing and advocacy project seeking to disrupt the school-to-prison-pipeline by promoting restorative practices in New York City’s neighborhoods, schools, and courts.



Student Alliance
The Student Alliance for Prison Reform is a network of students and student organizations from universities across the country with the mission of supporting initiatives to bring about change in the US criminal justice system.



Sentencing Project
The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.



Solitary Watch is the first centralized source of unfolding news, original reporting, firsthand accounts, and background research on solitary confinement in the United States.



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