Empowering formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change.
BayNVC Safer Communities Project
Teaching nonviolent communication classes to incarcerated people at San Quentin State Prison and in jails in Sonoma County
Dedicated to creating a healing society.
Claremont Critical Justice Education
The Claremont Colleges-wide Critical Justice Education program brings the strengths of higher education and the liberal arts to bear in the current bipartisan national effort to create a more just incarceration system.
An entrepreneurship, employment, and leadership training program that serves people with criminal histories.
Guiding Rage into Power (GRIP)
Organizing initiatives that create the personal and systemic change to transform violence and suffering into opportunities for learning and healing.
Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
An educational program with an innovative pedagogical approach tailored to effectively facilitate dialogue across difference.
Insight Prison Project
Transforming the lives of those impacted by crime and incarceration through evidenced-based programs designed to develop behavior inspired by insight, accountability, and compassion.
Paws for Life K9 Rescue
Pulling dogs from city and county shelters and placing them with incarcerated trainers throughout California State Prisons who dedicate all of their time to their rehabilitation.
Prison Yoga Project
Supporting incarcerated people with trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices to promote rehabilitation, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety.
Re-imagining and reforming our criminal justice system to be one of true inclusion and justice.
Providing services and programs aimed at restoring families and advocating for children impacted by incarceration.
Yolo Conflict Resolution Center
YCRC helps individuals and communities resolve conflicts, address interpersonal harms, and restore relationships through restorative justice and mediation services
Working to respond to harm in ways that foster wholeness for everyone.
Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network
An interdisciplinary collaborative that provides exceptional arts programming in order to build resiliency and wellness, eliminate recidivism, and transform the juvenile justice system.
Bringing the core teachings of the historical Buddha of non-harming, meditation, and wisdom into prisons and jails as well as federal penal institutions
Center For Council
Delivering programs and trainings that promote communication, enhance well-being, build community, and foster compassion.
Coaching for Healing and Non-Violence
Bringing the rigor of the Coaching Certification program utilized by Leadership That Works to 26 men that are peer educators, teachers, facilitators and mentors at CSP Lancaster.
Family UNIty Network
Striving to build leadership of family members in the communities most affected by incarceration.
IMPACT / CARE Program
IMPACT (Incarcerated Men Putting Away Childish Things) is designed to help break the power and influence gangs and violence wield.
Concerned About Recovery Education (CARE) maintains and expands our recovery community supportive services so that all persons seeking a healthy and safe supportive environment will have the opportunity to reside within one.
Reducing the juvenile recidivism rate by providing a range of services that evolves to meet the needs of currently and formerly incarcerated youth and young adults.
Jail Guitar Doors
Providing musical instruments and mentorship to help rehabilitate prisoners through the transformative power of music.
Prison Arts Project - William James Association
Bringing the arts to institutionalized individuals is based in the belief that participation in the artistic process significantly affects a person’s self-esteem and general outlook on the world.
Project Rebound at Fresno State University
Helping formerly incarcerated individuals successfully reintegrate into society via higher education.
Root and Rebound
Working to transfer power and information from the policy and legal communities to the people most impacted by our criminal justice system, so that the law serves, rather than harms, low-income communities and communities of color in the U.S.
Dedicated to providing opportunities for members of underserved communities to tell their stories through the medium of theatre and to providing classical and contemporary theatre experiences that reflect and illuminate the human condition.
All of Us or None
A grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly- and currently- incarcerated people and our families.
Promoting multicultural social justice, nonviolence and economic equity through cultural healing, civic leadership and youth & community development.
California Coalition for Women Prisoners
Monitoring and challenging the abusive conditions inside California women’s prisons. Fighting for the release of women and trans prisoners. Supporting women and trans people in their process of re-entering the community.
Choices for Freedom
Intervening to deter youth and adults from entering the criminal justice system and interrupting the cycle of mass incarceration.
Community Works West
Empowering people impacted by incarceration, and using our work on the front lines to advocate for a more humane criminal justice system.
Getting Out by Going In
Providing Prisoner Leadership Training, Peer Coach Education, and positive decision making tools to any prisoners wanting to make positive changes.
Ending mass incarceration by activating the power of the people it directly impacts.
Insight Garden Program
Facilitating an innovative curriculum combined with vocational gardening and landscaping training so that people in prison can reconnect to self, community, and the natural world.
Lioness Tale Prison Project
Bringing transformational tools for spiritual freedom and emotional literacy to women serving long term to life prison sentences at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla.
Prison Education Project
Expanding educational opportunities for inmates in 14 California correctional facilities.
Project Rebound at SFSU
Supporting the formerly incarcerated on their journey through successful reintegration in a college setting.
The Last Mile
Preparing incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through business and technology training.
Delivering trauma-informed, healing-centered mental health and legal counseling to help provide a safe pathway home for people currently serving lengthy prison terms in California prisons.