Community Justice Project

2019 Award: $80,000
2018 Award: $40,000
This effort aims to transform the criminal legal system and promote policies that support the people and communities of color most impacted by violence, including increased rehabilitation rather than incarceration. It seeks to amplify the voices of crime survivors whose experiences have reinforced that punitive measures often worsen the conditions that lead to crime in the first place.

In 2019 they will work on (1) disinvestment strategies through participation in the Budget for Justice coalition; and to (2) support SB5819 to make it possible for life-sentenced individuals in WA to have an opportunity for parole and (3) continue to build political power for Seattle’s most marginalized crime survivors through survivor network groups