We’re hiring a Communications Manager!

We are excited to announce that our Communications Manager, Indigo Mateo, will be transitioning into a new program role here at CURYJ. We are now looking for a new Communications Manager to continue her good work. See job description below. Please share far and wide! Job Announcement! Position: Communications Manager The mission of CURYJ (“Courage”) is Read more about We’re hiring a Communications Manager![…]

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[…]

CURYJ Awarded $450,000 Grant from Forward Promise

CURYJ Awarded a $450,000 Grant from Forward Promise Oakland, CA November 7, 2017 – Forward Promise, a national grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, announced grant awards of $3.15 million to nine organizations, including Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice.  The initiative supports boys and young men of color heal, grow, and thrive through culturally-responsive healing Read more about CURYJ Awarded $450,000 Grant from Forward Promise[…]

‘Dream Beyond Bars’ Youth Justice Town Hall

  Please join us to Dream Beyond Bars. We invite you to a community discussion to develop a vision to “Close Youth Prisons, Build Youth Leaders”. Formerly incarcerated young adults from Alameda County have embarked on a community based participatory research project to develop strategies and solutions to build community capacity for alternatives to youth Read more about ‘Dream Beyond Bars’ Youth Justice Town Hall[…]

CURYJ supports Prisoners United Hunger Strike

We stand in support of Prisoners United Hunger Strike to end indefinite solitary confinement and arbitrary classification reviews.  Prisoners United have begun a hunger strike that will include 2 counties and 4 jails. People locked up in Santa Clara County Main Jail, Elmwood D.O.C, Glenn Dyer Detention Center and Santa Rita Jail are asking for Read more about CURYJ supports Prisoners United Hunger Strike[…]