At This Point

By Xochtil Larios At this point we lived in a house, Mother and Father always got along with one another/ This situation was located in my lovely hometown where I was born and raised while another little sister on the way/ Slowly the years changed with my parents. You could see it when you wake Read more about At This Point[…]

We Demand The Right To Know Who Really Polices Our Communities

By Daniel Mendoza, CURYJ Community Organizer As I anxiously landed at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for the RIPA board meeting and press conference I prepared myself to hear the powerful testimonials of families who had their loved ones tragically taken from them too soon. From the moment we got into our Lyft headed to Read more about We Demand The Right To Know Who Really Polices Our Communities[…]

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Organizes Reclaiming Cinco De Mayo During their Week of Love, Rage & Resistance in Oakland

Press Release for immediate Release Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Organizes Reclaiming Cinco De Mayo During their Week of Love, Rage & Resistance in Oakland In a Time When the Spirit of Cinco de Mayo has Been Commercialized and Packaged as a Day of Binge Drinking and Appropriation by Beer Companies We are Choosing Read more about Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Organizes Reclaiming Cinco De Mayo During their Week of Love, Rage & Resistance in Oakland[…]

CURYJ Launches New Blog to Showcase Content from Young People of Color in the Community

Unregistered Police Offenders By Jose Reyna, CURYJ Community Organizer Oakland, CA It was December 22, 2008, I remember that day like it was yesterday, It was my 12th birthday and my first encounter with the Oakland Police Department. I was outside my front gate with my cousins talking and joking around when a patrol car Read more about CURYJ Launches New Blog to Showcase Content from Young People of Color in the Community[…]

Request for Proposal – Capital Campaign Consultant

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Capital Campaign Fundraising Consultant Purpose a. Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) is preparing to raise private funding to purchase a building and create a fund for its future operations. The organization is seeking an experienced fundraising consultant to help prepare for a capital campaign and explore what financial goals and Read more about Request for Proposal – Capital Campaign Consultant[…]

Listen to CURYJ organizer John Jones III speak truth on KPFA

Oakland, Ca– On January 19th John Jones III was featured in a radio interview with KPFA talking about his experience as a formerly incarcerated community leader and decision maker in the movement to transform the way we think about public safety and the shared humanity of us all. Tune in at 31:45 for John’s excerpt: Read more about Listen to CURYJ organizer John Jones III speak truth on KPFA[…]

Life Coaching Participants Break Cycles!

This month we celebrated Anthony, Kamani, Jose, Victor and Tiaiuna for successfully completing probation. They are #BreakingCycles and taking huge steps forward– away from the system and into their futures! We applaud their commitment and determination to their personal growth and healing. Through partnerships with Oakland Unite and The Mentoring Center, two CURYJ staff members Read more about Life Coaching Participants Break Cycles![…]

Thank You for Attending the Dream Beyond Bars Town Hall!

Dear Community, On behalf of the Dream Beyond Bars researchers and staff at Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice and Urban Peace Movement, we want to show you our utmost respect, appreciation, and gratitude for attending the Dream Beyond Bars Town Hall last week. You have shown widespread support for community-based alternatives to youth incarceration. Together, we let Read more about Thank You for Attending the Dream Beyond Bars Town Hall![…]

Dream Beyond Bars Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Indigo Mateo (732) 770-7753 imateo@curyj.org COMMUNITY TOWN HALL TO BE HELD IN OAKLAND ON ENDING YOUTH INCARCERATION AND UNFAIR TREATMENT IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM Criminal justice systems officials, elected officials, formerly incarcerated youth, and the community will build partnerships and discuss alternatives to youth incarceration. Oakland, California — On Thursday Read more about Dream Beyond Bars Press Release[…]