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Abolition / Tranformative Justice

  • Network to Advance Abolitionist Social Work (NAASW): The Network to Advance Abolitionist Social Work (NAASW) is dedicated to promoting social work practices aimed at dismantling the prison industrial complex (PIC) and building the life-affirming horizon envisioned by abolition. Their initiatives include ongoing political education, research, and knowledge generation on carceral and abolition social work. They also focus on developing an online hub of abolitionist social work resources and engaging in broader organizing and advocacy efforts to integrate abolitionist ideas and practices into social work.

  • Just Beginnings Collaborative:  Just Beginnings Collaborative is a donor and organizing community committed to re-examining the root causes of child sexual abuse and exploring strategies for true prevention. Their vision encompasses a world where communities can transform the approaches to helping children stay safe while respecting their self-determination.

  • Project Nia:  Project Nia is a grassroots organization focused on ending the incarceration of children and young adults by advocating for restorative and transformative justice practices. They support youth involved with the law and victims of violence through community-based alternatives, emphasizing healing and connections over traditional legal processes.

  • Critical Resistance:  Critical Resistance is a grassroots organization dedicated to abolishing the prison-industrial complex. Their efforts include providing resources, running campaigns, and offering educational materials to support the abolitionist cause.

  • Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a grassroots disaster relief network based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action.

  • Abolitionist Library Association: Abolitionist Library Association is a collective of library workers, students, and community members taking action to divest from all forms of policing in libraries and invest in our collective liberation.

  • Transform Harm: is a resource hub for ending violence. We are not an organization. This site offers an introduction to transformative justice. Created by Mariame Kaba and designed by Lu Design Studio, the site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more.

  • Creative Interventions: Creative Interventions provides vision, tools and resources to help anyone and everyone create community-based, collective responses to domestic, family, and sexual violence. The community-based approach centers those closest to and most impacted by harm, honors their expertise, and builds collective knowledge and power as the solution to violence.

  • The Rooted Global Village: Rooted is a communal space dedicated to personal and collective transformation and new culture creation. We are tending to our roots, inspiring embodied other ways of knowing and being in relationship. We're shifting our lens from trauma to liberation - devoted to what liberates life energy, what sparks creativity, what lights imagination, and what renews and nourishes our connection and belonging in an inherently interconnected world.

  • The Community Resource Hub:  The Community Resource Hub for Safety and Accountability works to ensure all people have access to resources and tools to advocate for systems change and accountability in law enforcement.

  • IN OUR OWN HANDS: ​This free guide was developed by artist, organizer, and social justice educator Rania El Mugammar. This document provides tools for starting (and continuing) conversations about policing, prisons and transformative justice in the lives of children, families and the broader community. This resource includes prompts, questions, and exercises to help challenge carceral thinking, copaganda, and surveillance to develop a more robust and collective sense of justice.

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