This tipsheet outlines ways to reframe conversations about aligning NYC's budget - and jobs connected to it - with our values, drawing on the work advocates and communities are doing to realize that shift.
This brief report outlines why the Mayor and City Council must act immediately to cut DOC's inflated budget, for the safety of people in their custody, and for the good of our communities.
This infographic walks voters through crucial questions, posed by formerly incarcerated people, that 2021 candidates must answer about their commitment to closing the Rikers Island jails and addressing conditions of confinement for anyone detained in New York City.
Written Testimony to the NYC Council Joint Hearing on Housing and Re-Entry (Committees on the Justice System, the Committee on Criminal Justice, the Committee on General Welfare, the Committee on Public Housing, and the Committee on Housing and Buildings). Submitted by Freedom Agenda October 21, 2020
Written Testimony to the New York City Council Oversight Hearing (Criminal Justice & Health and Hospitals Committees), September 21, 2020
Developed while our staff were at JLUSA. We will continue to advocate for these investments, to make our city one that lives our values of equity and justice by acknowledging the vast resources that decades of mass incarceration have extracted from Black, Brown, and poor communities, and starting today to address that legacy by investing in all of the things we know work to create true safety.