California Passes Landmark Police Transparency and Accountability Legislation

SB 1421 will restore Californians’ right to know whether and how departments investigate and hold accountable officers who use force, plant evidence or sexually assault civilians. SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Assembly voted to approve Senate Bill 1421. Introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), the historic legislation will make public information about officers who shoot, Read more about California Passes Landmark Police Transparency and Accountability Legislation[…]

Advocates Denounce Shelving of Bill that Would Have Reduced the Number of Police Shootings in California

Advocates Denounce Shelving of Bill that Would Have Reduced the Number of Police Shootings in California SACRAMENTO – Last night, a bill that would have changed the standard for when California police can use deadly force was held in the legislature. Assembly Bill 931, introduced by Assemblymembers Weber (D-San Diego) and McCarty (D-Sacramento), would have Read more about Advocates Denounce Shelving of Bill that Would Have Reduced the Number of Police Shootings in California[…]

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[…]