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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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NGO  |   Capacity building  |   Racial justice  |  

Founded and established for and by post incarcerated and marginalized Black people in Chicago, Equity And Transformation strives to uplift the faces, voices, and power of the vast disenfranchised and excluded Black workforce in Chicago. They organize with individuals that operate outside of the formal economy. Persons that work without the legal protections of formal…

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   LGBTQ+ people's rights  |  

TGIJP works in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen transgender, gender-variant, and intersex people for the fight against human rights abuses, imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. They seek to create a world rooted in self- determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice. The mission of TGIJP is…

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Economic and social rights  |  

The Dream Defenders is a multiracial group of young people who are organizing to build power in their communities to advance a new vision for the state. Their agenda is called the Freedom Papers. Through it, they are advancing their vision of safety and security – away from prisons, deportation, and war – and towards…

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The Access to Justice (A2J) Lab creates knowledge, constructs best practices, and trains current and future scholars and practitioners to transform the U.S. justice system. The A2J Lab aims to provide decision makers in law with credible evidence about what works, and allow them to implement solution that provide better access to justice for individuals and families.

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Campaign  |   Campaign/outreach  |   Women's rights  |  

The Survived And Punished Project demands the immediate release of survivors of domestic and sexual violence and other forms of gender violence who are imprisoned for survival actions, including: self-defense, “failure to protect,” migration, removing children from abusive people, being coerced into acting as an “accomplice,” and securing resources needed to live.

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