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The People’s Commission to Decriminalize Maryland was established for the express purpose to reduce the disparate impact of the justice system on youth and adults who have been historically targeted and marginalized by local and state criminal and juvenile laws based on their race, gender, disability or socio-economic status. To this end, the core work…

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Dontcallthepolice.com is a national database of community-based alternatives to calling the police or 911, broken down by city. They provide emergency and crisis resources in the areas of housing, mental health, LGBTQ+, domestic violence & sexual assault, elders, substance abuse, and resources for victims of crime. This resource was created to ensure that people who need help know that they have non-violent options available to them. Dontcallthepolice.com accepts and welcomes community submissions!

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The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to…

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The Legal Rights Center is a community-driven nonprofit law firm, specializing in adult criminal and juvenile delinquency defense, restorative justice practices and youth advocacy. The Legal Rights Center runs two programs: Community Defense Program and the Youth: Education, Advocacy & Restorative Services (Y:EARS) Program. While each program has distinct goals and methods, collectively they point to the overall vision of improving the experience of the justice system for communities of color, if not proactively by solving problems that prevent involvement in the justice system in the first place, then certainly after an individual has been swept up into the system.​

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The National Lawyers Guild is the nation’s oldest and largest progressive bar association and was the first one in the US to be racially integrated. Their mission is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests.

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Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. They believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. They organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety…

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Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and they are in the right relationship within our ecosystems. Since 2017, Black Visions Collective has been putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations before them in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota.…

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The North Star Health Collective’s organizing collective core includes health providers— physicians, nurses, healers, herbalists, doulas. Many of them are also long term community organizers with diverse experience across a range of social sectors—affordable housing, environmental justice, women’s health, human rights. They work in alliance with mainstream and anti-authoritarian organizations to create a safe and healthy events.…

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The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as they seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing. Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) exists to offer low-rate bail to arrested individuals who do not represent a threat to the community and to end the cash bail system in…

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