We are a national network of crime survivors joining together to create healing communities and shape public safety policy. And our network is powerful.
Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice is a national network of crime survivors joining together to create healing communities and shape public safety policy. We are a flagship project of Alliance for Safety and Justice.
With over 70,000 members and growing, including chapters and leaders across the country, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice is building a movement to heal together and promote public safety policies that help the people and communities most harmed by crime and violence. For too long, public safety policies haven’t helped survivors of crime, despite billions spent. Instead too much incarceration and not enough prevention or recovery support means the cycle of crime continues. We’re organizing to change that.
Crime survivors across the country are sharing our stories to create change in our communities and win policy change. Our stories turn pain into power, healing into action. Our voices and experiences matter and policymakers need to listen.
Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice organizes through state and local chapters across the country to create healing communities, develop organizers and leaders, and advocate for public safety policies that work better to support our communities. We advocate for policies that reduce incarceration and increase investments into crime prevention, trauma recovery, and rehabilitation.
Through our chapters we host training on advocating for changes to public policy, community organizing, addressing the needs of survivors, sharing our stories, and engaging in action for change. Chapters also organize healing circles, community support events, and opportunities for survivors to build connections and mutual support. Chapter coordinators also have opportunities to engage in advocacy to advance criminal justice and public safety policy reforms, in coordination with the Alliance for Safety and Justice.
We currently have active chapters in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas.
Active chapters in Louisiana
THE TRAUMA RECOVERY CENTER MODEL
are removing barriers to health and stability, healing communities and interrupting cycles of violence.