The mission of Initiate Justice is to activate the political power of people impacted by incarceration to end the use of prisons in California. Initiate Justice organizes its members, both inside and outside of prisons, to advocate for their liberation and lead policy change to reduce spending on systems of punishment and harm, and direct funds to community resources.
- California Coalition for Women Prisoners (Fiscally Sponsored by Network on Women in Prison)California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) is a grassroots abolitionist 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). CCWP sees the struggle for racial and gender justice as central to dismantling the PIC and prioritizes the leadership of the people, families, and communities most impacted in building this movement.
- Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) (Fiscally Sponsored by Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs)Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is a Black-led statewide coalition of more than 80 grassroots organizations. CURB's three point mission is to reduce the number of incarcerated people in California; reduce the number of prison and jails in our state; and shift wasteful spending away from incarceration and toward health community investments.
- Critical ResistanceCritical Resistance (CR) seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex (PIC) by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. CR believes that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make communities secure. As such, CR's work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because CR seeks to abolish the PIC, they cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.
- Ella Baker Center for Human RightsFor twenty-five years the Ella Baker Center has worked locally, statewide, and nationally to shift resources away from prisons and punishment and towards opportunities that make communities safe, healthy, and strong. The Ella Baker Center believes that what you water grows. That’s why the organization mobilizes everyday people to build power and prosperity in communities.
- Indigenous Environmental NetworkEstablished in 1990, Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples under the leadership of youth, elders, women, and traditional/spiritual societies to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ) across Turtle Island.
- NDN Collective Inc.NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, impact investing, capacity-building and narrative change for sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.