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She Safe We Safe Black Queer Feminist Curriculum Toolkit

Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100)

This toolkit is a part of BYP100’s She Safe, We Safe campaign. This toolkit can be used for political education and for guiding informal learning. It includes sample agendas and facilitation guides, readings, podcasts, and guiding questions for those included resources. All of the content was created through a Black Queer Feminist lens and centers the fight to end gender and state violence against Black people at the margins of society.

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Imagining a World Beyond Policing (Portland, OR)


Given the profound distrust between Portlanders and their police department and the struggles that Portland has had with historical police repression and contemporary collaboration with violent right winger hate groups, the time seems ripe for a reconsideration of policing in Portland. This is video of a panel discussion to imagine a world beyond policing.

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A Diversion Toolkit for Communities: How to Build a Pre-Charge Restorative Justice Diversion Program That Reduces Youth Criminalization While Meeting the Needs of People Harmed

Impact Justice

The Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice partners with communities across the nation to address harm through dialogue among those most impacted. It works to shift the paradigm from seeing crime as a violation of the law to understanding crime as harm that requires individual, interpersonal, community, and system-wide accountability and healing. This toolkit was primarily created for community-based organizations (CBOs) interested in starting a restorative justice diversion program for youth in their county. While the toolkit is most applicable to the US, the core ideas and resources could be useful for people looking for alternatives to incarceration in other countries.

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The School Girls Deserve

Girls for Gender Equity

This report documents how girls and transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth of color are pushed out of school, uplifts their visions for the schools that they want and deserve and has policy and practice recommendations that school stakeholders can partake in to create schools that are holistic, safe and affirming for girls and TGNC youth of color.

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“We’re In It For the Long Haul”: Alternatives to Incarceration for Youth in Conflict with the Law

Project NIA

This report describes a number of programs in Chicago that provide alternatives to incarceration for young people charged with or convicted of crimes. Included in this exploration are issues of cost, effectiveness, capacity, and the needs of youth and organizations moving forward.

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Mariame Kaba on Moving Past Punishment

For the Wild

If we want a just and humane world, we must create one in which apparatuses of oppression are no longer considered reasonable. This week on For The Wild, we are joined by Mariame Kaba for an expansive conversation on Transformative Justice, community accountability, criminalization of survivors, and freedom on the horizon. Mariame addresses punishment as an issue of directionality while reminding us why it is vital to have the prison abolition movement in conversation with the movement for climate and environmental justice. When we engage with these issues and shape our actions out of a commitment to removing violence at its core, we are working to transform our world beyond recognition into something teeming with possibility, beauty, and life.

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Blueprint for a Safer and More Just America

The Justice Collaborative

This blueprint, developed by TJC’s attorneys and criminal justice policy experts, outlines concrete steps to address the country’s mass incarceration crisis and provides actionable solutions to creating a fairer and more equitable justice system.

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Resource Guide: Prisons, Policing, and Punishment

Micah Herskind

A collection of written and audio resources around various topics related to policing, prisons, and criminal justice reform and abolition. Author’s note: In general, I’ve tried to list shorter pieces, articles, and listening/viewing material. Though the sources are organized thematically, there is no issue in the carceral state that doesn’t intersect with another; therefore, most of the categories are necessarily false divides used for purposes of organization. In places where I’ve listed books, I include a link to the book or to an interview with the author.

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Reform/Transform: An Investigation of Policing in 12 Cities

Local Progress

Over the course of 2019, Local Progress engaged local elected officials and community leaders in a range of communities to evaluate their localities’ policing practices using the Reform/Transform toolkit. Those evaluations have produced the first results of the Reform/Transform toolkit in 12 cities: Chicago, Dallas, Durham, Louisville, Madison, Minneapolis, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.

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