The National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated (NAEFI) is a community based organization serving the citizens living in the State of Illinois. The program involves partnering male and female formerly incarcerated participants with a trained Reentry Coach, educators and presenters providing group and one on one mentoring, through counseling, life skills workshops, leadership training and peer support.
The mission of Women’s Re-Entry Network is to enhance the quality of life for women involved in the criminal justice system, their families and the community by helping participants to re-enter society in such a way as to enhance self-sufficiency and access to resources, increase positive social supports and family ties, overcome barriers to goal achievement, and reduce the risk of recidivism.
National Exhoodus Council
The National Exhoodus Council aims to assist people coming out of of the prison system and give them the resources they need to resist recidivism.
The Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) is working to build a youth, family, and formerly and currently incarcerated people’s movement to challenge America’s addiction to incarceration and race, gender and class discrimination in Los Angeles County’s, California’s and the nation’s juvenile and criminal injustice systems.
CCWP is a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people, and communities of color by the prison industrial complex (PIC). We see the struggle for racial and gender justice as central to dismantling the PIC and we prioritize the leadership of the people, families, and communities most impacted in building this movement.
LSPC organizes communities impacted by the criminal justice system and advocates to release incarcerated people, to restore human and civil rights and to reunify families and communities. We build public awareness of structural racism in policing, the courts and prison system and we advance racial and gender justice in all our work. Our strategies include legal support, trainings, advocacy, public education, grassroots mobilization and developing community partnerships.
Unprison is a blog primarily maintained by Bruce Reilly, deputy director of Voice of the Ex-Offender in New Orleans, LA. It raises issues surrounding the mega-billion dollar Prison Industrial Complex that has mechanized the suffering of too many people. They fight to imprison. We fight to unprison.
Since 1993, the Young Women’s Freedom Center (formerly known as the Center for Young Women’s Development) has worked with over 38,000 low-income and system involved young women in San Francisco providing them with leadership opportunities, training, employment, and conducting organizing and advocacy work around issues that directly affect their lives.
WORTH is an association of currently and formerly incarcerated women who have been empowered by our own experiences. Through leadership development, organizing, mentoring, mutual support and telling our stories. WORTH transforms the lives of women affected by incarceration and changes public perception and policy.
A New Way of Life’s Founder and Director, Susan Burton, is herself a formerly incarcerated woman who understands the challenges people face leaving prison.Susan came to understand that real change could only happen through a powerful, grassroots community organizing effort—one that could amass enough political power to bring an end to discriminatory practices, and shift public attitudes in a way that would break the cycle of mass imprisonment.
The Riverside Church Prison Ministry is an organization of volunteers that conducts advocacy and outreach programs on behalf of people in prison, their families and the community from which most come and to which most return. The volunteers – lay people, community workers, students, family members and people formerly incarcerated – work inside the prisons as well as on the outside worshipping, assisting families and sponsoring prison reform.
The Time Is Now To Make A Change, Inc. is assisting in the effort to get one million voter registrations done while educating folks on their right to vote, and then getting those same one million folks to participate.
All of Us or None is a grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly- and currently- incarcerated people and our families. We are fighting against the discrimination that people face every day because of arrest or conviction history. The
goal of All of Us or None is to strengthen the voices of people most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex. Through our grassroots organizing, we are building a powerful political movement to win full restoration of our human and civil rights.
We seek a criminal justice system that is equitable and just, treats people with com
passion and dignity, and allows for second chances, creating a safe and thriving community. We ground our work in direct advocacy, inform it with rigorous research and evaluation, power it with legal expertise, and implement it by bringing the community together.
T.O.P.S. is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that offers hope, without regard to race, sex, creed, color or social status, to individuals and their families who suffer the effects of drug addiction, incarceration, homelessness, unemployment, hunger
and illness, through comprehensive faith-based programs that provide a continuum of unconditional acceptance and care.
The Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions (CNUS) is an independent think tank founded and developed by formerly incarcerated professionals working to create new
paradigms for achieving Human Justice, a concept developed by CNUS in 2012 to transcend the existing, traditional, criminal and social justice paradigms.
TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender people—inside and outside of prison—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. We work in collaboration
with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. We seek to create a world rooted in self determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice.
VOTE is a grassroots, membership based organization founded and run by Formerly Incarcerated Persons (FIPs) in partnership with allies dedicated to ending the
disenfranchisement and discrimination against of FIPs. Through civic engagement and educating FIPs about how to maneuver the legal system, draft and advocate for policy and legislation as well as other job and technical skills, VOTE will mobilize a strong group of leaders that will transform of our city’s criminal justice system.
LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. LULAC
advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing,
health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 1,000 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in
August 2007 in Durham, North Carolina by a multidisciplinary group, predominantly people of color, who believe that families and communities engaged in social justice
struggles need a team of lawyers, social scientists, community organizers and media specialists to support them in their efforts to dismantle structural racism and oppression.
JustLeadershipUSA is an organization dedicated to cutting the US correctional population
in half by 2030, while reducing crime. Through their advocacy campaigns and leadership training of formerly incarcerated people JLUSA empowers the people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform.
The College and Community Fellowship is an organization of educators, social justice workers and policy changers dedicated to helping formerly
incarcerated women succeed in college, career, family, and life. The Fellowship offers to scholarship programs, professional and college counseling, mentorship and networking opportunities, as well as support services.
Primary Group was created as a research and information 501c (3) nonprofit corporation in 2006. Over the last 7 years our research has explored the root cause of the mass destruction being experienced in urban and rural communities across this country. Our
primary mission is to educate and inform the public of the underlying cause of the current social and economic state of these at risk communities.