Resources

Decriminalization

Municipal Court Reforms

Immigration Detainer Policies

Diversion Programs

Racial Impact Tool for all Criminal Justice Legislation

Bans on Bias Based Policing

Consent to Search

Community Oversight

Data Reporting

Body Cameras

Special or Independent Prosecutors

Inspectors General or Oversight Commissions

Demilitarize Local Police Forces

Use of Force

Improved Training

Organizing 101

Beyond Policy

  • Here is a template of a Mayoral Pledge to end police violence: http://www.policylink.org/equity-tools/policing-mayoral-pledge
  • The peacemaking program at the Red Hook Community Justice Center uses traditional Native American practices to resolve disputes that originate in either the justice system (in the form of a court case) or in the community. Peacemaking sessions, which are facilitated by trained peacemakers from the community, are designed to enable those affected by the dispute to “talk it out” and reach a consensus agreement for restitution and repair: http://www.courtinnovation.org/project/peacemaking-program
  • The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) works with licensees and affiliates around the world to make certain restorative practices are presented in a culturally appropriate manner and that programs are affordable and sustainable within the framework of local needs and resources: http://www.iirp.edu/
  • The Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth Program works to mitigate the consequences of punitive school and juvenile justice policies by promoting institutional shifts toward restorative approaches that actively engage families, communities, and systems to repair harm and prevent re-offending: http://www.rjoyoakland.org
  • Audre Lorde Project’s The Safe Neighborhood Campaign seeks to empower community members to be proactive in preventing anti-LGBTST violence, intervene when violent situations arise, and build stronger relationships between LGBTST people of color, our allies and the community as a whole: http://alp.org/community/sos
  • CURE Violence is a state supported program which seeks to use community members to deter and deescalate violent situations in communities. Many organizations have noted that once programs are state-sponsored they may be co-opted or include undesirable punitive consequences: http://cureviolence.org/
  • Rose City Cop Watch “Alternatives to Policing” https://rosecitycopwatch.wordpress.com/alternatives-to-police/
  • Listing of local programs from across the country: http://www.derailthejail.org/site_derail/Alternatives.aspx