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To support and help strengthen the work of advocates and organizers, the Hub is committed to providing and uplifting up-to-date research, reports, data, model policies, toolkits and other resources. We do this by searching for, categorizing, and making available existing resources from partner organizations and others working on issues related to policing. When needed, the Hub also produces its own research in collaboration with partners. This resource database is categorized, easy to search, and regularly updated by our research team.

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Alternatives to Policing Based in Disability Justice

The Abolition and Disability Justice Coalition

The call “we keep us safe” reminds us that solutions should empower all people, including Disabled and Neurodivergent people, to exercise our self-determination with care and understanding. We all deserve the resources, support, training and education we need to love and protect ourselves and one another. This resource divides into three sections: Cripping Abolition, Guiding Principles Based on Disability Justice, and Reforms to Oppose.

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Ten Key Facts About Policing: Highlights From Our Work

Prison Policy Initiative

Many of the worst features of mass incarceration — such as racial disparities in prisons — can be traced back to policing. Prison Policy Initiative (PPI) research on the policies that impact justice-involved and incarcerated people therefore often intersects with policing issues. Now, at a time when police practices, budgets, and roles in society are at the center of the national conversation about criminal justice, PPI has compiled key work related to policing (and discussions of other researchers’ work) in one briefing.

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2020 Janine Soleil Abolitionist Institute – Session Materials

Project NIA

This page is a hub for this year’s session materials, as well as additional resources related to the topic of PIC abolition, organizing, and healing justice. Click through for more information on the event.

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HEARD Police Violence & Discrimination Against Deaf People

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities (HEARD)

This list is by no means comprehensive. It was compiled by the volunteers at HEARD over a span of several years and last updated in June 2020. HEARD has been working tirelessly to bring an end police brutality against deaf/disabled people. HEARD created this English & Spanish Log of Police Violence Against Deaf People, and we are looking to collect more stories of police brutality against deaf/disabled people. If you want to add your or another person story to this list, please email us at hearddc@gmail.com.

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Moving at the Speed of Trust: Disability and Transformative Justice

Barnard Center for Research on Women

This is a recording of a conversation with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Elliott Fukui on the intersections of disability justice and transformative justice. Participants talked about non-punitive responses to harm, restorative justice and ways to engage the public, and building accountable communities.

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Resources List for Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises

Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises

A collection of resources regarding supporting peers in crises or more general information (in Chicago and the US).

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We Can’t Police Our Way Out of the Pandemic – Webinar & Discussion Document

Policing the Pandemic (Canada)

This is a living collection of mostly Canada-centric information and resources on the criminalization of COVID-19 responses, with other examples from the US and the rest of the world. It contains further resources around mutual aid, petitions, community action, alternatives to policing during the crisis, and more.

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Let’s Demystify: Crisis Intervention Team

Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises

A concise visual and written resource that explains and evaluates Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT), which is the most common type of training law enforcement receives for responding to people with mental illness.

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Decriminalizing Survival: Policy Platform and Polling on the Decriminalization of Sex Work

Data for Progress

This report briefly contextualizes the issue of decriminalizing sex work, discusses how this is a part of effective anti-trafficking policy, and presents a local and state-based platform for decriminalization. Decriminalization includes amending penal codes and divesting from the criminal legal system (both police and prosecutors). Decriminalization is the first step toward expanding labor protections and funding services that address the needs of people in the sex trades.

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