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Our Unlocked Voices campaign is working to show a more authentic, human story of mass criminalization in America. Through our partnerships in each state (TN, MA, TX, NC, NY, CA, GA), we are mobilizing music and faith communities to unlock the voices of millions of women and girls impacted by the violence of mass incarceration.
To learn more about the impact incarceration has had on our partners in each city, check our Unlocked Voices Stories.
The Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration
The Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration (EMI) leverages the power of U.S. faith leaders and communities to emphatically demand and act for an end to mass incarceration on the local and national level.
EMI is focused on catalyzing a faith-rooted response to this issue in a way that adds value to existing work and furthers coherence in faith-rooted efforts. Their vision is for multifaith communities to exercise and amplify their calls and actions for eliminating mass incarceration in a dedicated, savvy, and impactful manner.
Community Estrella is a community-based project that advocates, fights, defends, and
guarantees the rights of LGBTQIA+ immigrant communities in the state of Georgia, particularly trans and gender non-conforming folks. Community EsTr(El/La) organizes in Georgia and across the Deep South to close immigrant detention facilities and release those being detained at those facilities.
National Incarceration Association
The National Incarceration Association exists to provide the community of families, loved ones and advocates of the incarcerated reliable information and resources to help them during their difficult journey while also coordinating actions among community and those who have the authority to make measured changes, and reform our system of justice for the better public interest and safety.
New Life - Second Chance Outreach
New Life - Second Chance Outreach, Inc is an all-volunteer organization that seeks
to reduce crime and recidivism by equipping, empowering and restoring hope to socially and
economically disadvantaged individuals affected by a criminal record through workforce development and job readiness training so that they may become productive, self-sufficient and law-abiding citizens.
SHIELDS for Families develops, delivers, and evaluates culturally sensitive, comprehensive service models that empower and advocate for high-risk families in South Los Angeles..
A New Way Of Life
A New Way of Life helps women break the cycle of entrapment in the criminal justice system. They provides housing, case management, pro bono legal services, advocacy and leadership development for women rebuilding their lives after prison.
A Little Piece of Light works to empower and facilitate healing for women, girls, and gender-fluid individuals who are directly impacted by trauma and involvement in the criminal justice system, with a goal of ending the criminalization of women and girls.
Women's Prison Association (WPA) is the nation's first organization for women impacted by incarceration. They focus on empowering women to redefine their lives in the face of injustice & incarceration, forging pathways toward freedom, safety, & independence.
Founded in 2016, Free Hearts is an organization led by formerly incarcerated women that provides support, education, and advocacy in organizing families impacted by incarceration, with the ultimate goals of reuniting families and keeping families together.
Unheard Voices Outreach organizes to transform the criminal legal system, advocate for equitable opportunities and the full citizenship for currently-formerly incarcerated Tennesseans.
Black and Pink MA organizes to abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQIA2S+ people/people living with HIV who are affected by that system, through advocacy, support, and organizing.
While Black and Pink MA While shares a name and mission with Black and Pink, Inc., they are our own entity, rooted in anarchist organizing principles and committed to abolition.
The Exodus Foundation works to end mass incarceration through one-on-one therapeutic friendships and support groups. Their vision is to help create a more sane, humane, and safe world punishment as the answer to criminal activity is replaced by atonement, reconciliation, restorative justice, and secured mental health treatment.
Inspire the Fire is committed to helping young people succeed on stage and in life. We provide students aged 10 – 19 years artistic development, life skill,s and community engagement coaching. We want to see our kids leave us with confidence, ambition, and genuine excitement for what their futures hold.
Founded in 1995, Dallas Leadership Foundation focuses on leadership development, and mentors incarcerated folks, working in partnership with local churches and organizations that serve the prison populations in Dallas.
The Way Back has been serving returning citizens in North Texas for 47 years by providing a myriad of reentry services to support a successful transition back into society. By providing a one-stop center for clients to access reentry services, The Way Back creates pathways to economic mobility that empowers individuals to become stable, restores families, and creates safer communities.
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