Grantee Cohort Fall 2017, Fall 2019
Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) was launched in January 2016, by the same leadership team that established Californians for Safety and Justice in 2012. ASJ addresses the twin problems of over-incarceration and under-investment in effective community safety. Mass incarceration is often perceived and sold as a public safety strategy, while the truth is that low-income communities of color are more often destabilized by high rates of incarceration and victimization without sufficient access to crime prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation.
ASJ is focused on strengthening its advocacy strategies, expanding the influence of its constituencies and deepening its in-state presence. Support from the Fund will helped ASJ build robust infrastructure toward becoming a lasting criminal justice advocacy institution.