Perceptions, Policing and Impact

Related Organizations and Projects

          Center for Policing Equity

“Center for Policing Equity’s work continues to simultaneously aid police departments to realize their own equity goals as well as advance the scientific understanding of issues of equity within organizations and policing.”

          The National Bail Out Collective

The National Bail Out Collective is committed to getting our people free through bail outs, advocacy, and leadership development.

  • Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women report from African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS). The organization brings awareness to the often invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence, and provides support to their families.

The primary purpose of this guide is to serve as a pragmatic tool for individuals and communities organizing and advocating for non-police mental health crisis responses, and to offer key considerations for what can be a complex, costly, and long-term intervention strategy.

Digital Humanities projects


“LEAP is the Law Enforcement Accountability Project, a propulsive fund dedicated to empowering activists as they pursue narrative change around the police abuse of Black People.”

          A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland

“A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland collects, preserves, and shares the stories, memories, and accounts of police violence as experienced or observed by Cleveland citizens.”

          Mapping Police Violence

Mapping Police Violence is a research collaborative collecting comprehensive data on police killings nationwide to quantify the impact of police violence in communities.

Mass Incarceration and Resilience

Prison Abolition Syllabus 2.0 (AAIHS)

Abolition for the People

  • “Abolition for the People,” a project produced by Kaepernick Publishing in partnership with LEVEL. The project will publish 30 stories from organizers, political prisoners, scholars, and advocates — all of which point to the crucial conclusion that policing and prisons do not serve as catch-all solutions for the issues and people the state deems social problems.

Prison Abolition Resource Guide

  • This guide contains resources on the abolition of policing, prisons, and punishment. 

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020 (Prison Policy Initiative) 

An Indigenous Abolitionist Study Guide

  • Gathering together the work of Indigenous organizers and scholars, and addressing the need for an explicitly Indigenous, anti-colonial abolitionist analysis of the penal system.

Law and Justice

The Brennan Center

“The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute.”

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.

Color of Change

“The nation’s largest online racial justice organization.”

Political Research Associates

“Political Research Associates (PRA) has produced investigative research and analysis on the U.S. Right to support social justice advocates and defend human rights.”

Local, National and Global


          The Innocence Project

“The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.”

          The Action Network “Find group working on issues you care about.” 

          The Sentencing Project

“Promotes effective and humane responses to crime that minimize imprisonment and criminalization of youth and adults by promoting racial, ethnic, economic, and gender justice.”

          Prison Policy Initiative

“The non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.”


Related Organizations

          Critical Resistance 

“Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe.” 

          Grassroots Leadership

“At Grassroots Leadership, we believe no one should profit from the imprisonment of human beings.”

          Black Youth Project (BYP100): Agenda to Build Black Futures

Our communities deserve bold shifts in economic policy in order to acquire the resources needed to build healthy lives, strong families, and communities. The Agenda to Build Black Futures is a call for change.

Criminal Justice Advocacy in Action

The National Bail Out Collective

The National Bail Out Collective is committed to getting our people free through bail outs, advocacy, and leadership development.

Criminal Justice Reform Equal Justice Initiative 

Organizations for Volunteer Opportunities Equal Justice Initiative

Critical Resistance (CR) Toolkit

It is a kit designed primarily for U.S.-based community organizers already working toward abolition and our allies. However, we hope it will be useful even for people who may not have thought much about abolition or who feel unsure about how useful it is as a goal.

Other Resources

Rock the Vote

“Rock the Vote is the most trusted and effective nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.”

Black Voters Matter

“Our goal is to increase power in our communities. Effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny.”

Equal Justice Initiative 

“The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.”

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

“We are the home of grassroots activism for civil rights and social justice.”