Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice is building a national network of crime survivors, including state and local chapters, to create healing communities and advocate for policies to help people impacted by crime and stop cycles of victimization.
Our chapters offer opportunities for community and leadership development. Chapters host trainings on safety and justice policy, 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 Alliance for Safety and Justice.
We currently have active chapters in California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Texas.
For too long, the voices and experiences of diverse crime survivors have been ignored, despite tremendous increases in public safety spending. Instead of putting the needs of survivors first, most justice systems have failed to stop the cycle of crime and wasted billions of dollars.
Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice recognizes that survivors deserve a safety and justice system that works — a system that prioritizes prevention, accountability and recovery from harm. We are coming together to heal and take action. We share our stories, honor our loved ones and ourselves, create healing communities, and advocate for policies that prevent crime, increase accountability, reduce wasteful incarceration, reduce trauma and better support survivors, families and communities.
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