CJI: Funding Grassroots Organizations to End Mass Criminalization, Incarceration and State Violence.

Grantee News and Highlights

Justice Committee

CJI grantee, Justice Committee,  released this new video as part of their campaign for justice for Ramarley Graham, who was only 18 years old when NYPD officers unlawfully busted into his home and killed him.

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

"THE REAL CRIME: MASS CRIMINALIZATION OF OUR COMMUNITIES" a video created by CJI grantee BAJI, to learn more about how criminalization is impacting Black and Immigrant communities and what we can do to stop it. BAJI educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice. 

Women On the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH)           

WORTH is an association of currently and formerly incarcerated women who have been empowered by our own experiences through leadership development, organizing, mentoring, mutual support and telling our stories. WORTH transforms the lives of women affected by incarceration and changes public perception and policy. Watch this video to hear the women of WORTH speak about what they do and why.


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CJI Circle Members at a Grantmaking Meeting

CJI Circle Members at a Grantmaking Meeting

CJI’s mission is to end Mass Criminalization and Mass Incarceration in the United States by building and strengthening the infrastructure of the grassroots criminal justice movement. We fund where the movement is developing, shifting and growing. We fund work that uproots the systems that harm and perpetuate injustice while sewing justice, healing, atonement, kinship, creativity, and love in its place. CJI believes this movement should be led by those most impacted by the injustices of the current system, working in alliances across race, class, faith, gender, gender identity, sexuality, immigration status and age.

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