Racial and gender inequities are embedded in U.S. systems and institutions. These inequities produce unjust barriers and disadvantages that increase Black women and girls’ risk of coming in contact with law enforcement, courts, and places of confinement. We’re working to dismantle the systemic criminalization and punishment of Black women and girls that denies us access to safety, well-being, and economic stability.
Partner with us in our work to dismantle policies and practices that place Black women and girls at risk.
Dismantle pathways to criminalization and confinement for Black women and girls.
Increase and enhance opportunities with and for formerly incarcerated Black women and girls.
Promote healing-centered justice.
By joining the NBWJI Justice Circle, you will
Learn ways and get tools to support Black women and girls around the country.
Get invitations to unique learning opportunities.
Receive advanced research and policy updates.
Only TOGETHER can this become a reality!
Your support will help the National Black Women’s Justice Institute transform the criminal legal system by replacing it with healing-centered justice and expanding the landscape of opportunities with and for system-impacted Black women, girls and gender nonconforming people.
At the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, we research, elevate, and educate the public about innovative, community-led solutions to address the criminalization of Black women and girls. We aim to dismantle the racist and patriarchal U.S. criminal-legal system and build, in its place, pathways to opportunity and healing.
We envision a society that respects, values, and honors the humanity of Black women and girls, takes accountability for the harm it has inflicted, and recognizes that real justice is healing.
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