Policy Advocacy

action_backgroundCURYJ is a co-convener of the Alameda County Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, which focuses on building the leadership of under-represented constituencies in the county’s realignment planning process and advancing community-based alternatives that expand opportunities for these constituencies in setting priorities for how realignment dollars are spent. Realignment legislation stems from Assembly Bill 109 and has decentralized decision-making about criminal justice spending from the state to the county level due to the human rights violations that stem from overcrowding within the California Department of Corrections.

CURYJ works with the Bay Area Dignity in Schools Campaign to address institutional racism within various school districts that leads to the increased criminalization of youth of color and the school to prison pipeline.

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