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Goals

social-emotional student-centered curriculum that is supported by services addressing community and family challenges. 

Replace punitive school suspension and expulsion practices with restorative justice

including K-12

Embrace new scientific understanding of the developing brain, 

that our brains do not fully develop until age 25. Existing laws designate age 20 as the legal parameter for full brain development, which impacts juvenile sentencing requirements. Updating laws to reflect this new scientific understanding allows for resentencing and more humane and equitable justice.

acknowledging 

early release mechanisms and the availability of parole and clemency. Each state has different barriers, challenges and processes. Given the campaign’s direct connection to Washington, our request to bring back parole nationwide will start in Olympia, as we build a coalition of partners already involved in this issue.

Revisit state sentencing laws

including

and emotional well-being, which can reduce recidivism rates and increase chances of a fulfilling life after release. 

Amplify and scale prisoner-initiated programs

focused on academic acheivment

Black men are almost six times as likely to be incarcerated as white men and Latinos are almost 2.5 times as likely.

How you Can Help

Contribute to our

Targeted Discussion Guide

If you have knowledge in the below arenas, your knowledge is needed!

 

​Neuroscientific research that impacts  juvenile sentencing laws

 

Dialogue around criminal sentencing between attorneys and prosecutors, and with policymakers

Prioritize Transformative Justice

Support our team and partners by directly connecting with supreme courts, prosecutors, and defense attorneys in all 16 states without parole,  to initiate productive dialogue 

Impact Stories

Support the Scale of In-Prison Programs

Help locate local and federal sources of funding

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