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  • Unlocking the Narrative: Building Safe Communities for all

    Join us for a presentation by Insha Rahman, Vice President for Advocacy and Partnerships at the Vera Institute of Justice and Director of Vera Action where she’ll discuss insights in national and Michigan research on crime and safety messaging. Discover effective strategies to shape the narrative, and beat tired “tough on crime” opposition with proven…

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  • Statewide Learning Community Power Building Discussions

    Are you an organizer or practitioner championing community-based public safety solutions such as alternative emergency response, violence intervention, or police accountability? If so, our upcoming coffee hour session in April will further explore our recent conversation on power building, offering valuable insights and strategies for empowering your community and organization.

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  • Michigan coalition calls for investments in safety

    Experts in Michigan held a press conference to respond to the 2024-2025 Michigan state budget released by Governor Whitmer earlier this month. Coalition members from Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI), Force Detroit, Organization of Exonerees, & Safe & Just Michigan reinforced the need for a smart budget that increases public safety.

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  • Fairer Reporting is Better Reporting

    Reporters hold tremendous power in shaping public perceptions about safety in our communities. Harmful stories told about crime, safety, and justice have held us back from reimagining proven, cost-effective solutions to public safety.

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  • Empowering Change: Investing in a Safer Michigan

    Your Voice Matters in Shaping FY2024-2025 Budget Reforms Today, we ask for your help. Governor Whitmer and the legislature are crafting the FY2024-2025 budget. You’re invited to support our Budget Recommendations. Our coalition of organizations has created the Investing on a Safer Michigan Budget Recommendations. You can read the full text here.

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  • Michigan Criminal Justice Policy: A Look Back at 2023

    Earlier in 2023 we previewed major criminal justice reform proposals that advocates were eying for the 2023-2024 legislative cycle. After one year into a 2-year cycle, where do these criminal legal reforms stand? We have seen several wins, especially with the Juvenile Justice reform package and several funding requests. Other substantive policy changes such as…

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  • Act Now: End Prison Gerrymandering in Michigan

    Join the fight against prison gerrymandering and support Michigan Senate Bill 0033 today! The Voting Access for All Coalition (VAAC), Voters Not Politicians, the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration, and our partners are urging you to take immediate action. Sign our petition and help us achieve fair representation in Michigan’s democracy.

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  • Join us for a Summer Mixer: Uniting for Second Look!

    Dear friends, We are excited to invite you to a special summer mixer event in Detroit, brought to you by American Friends Service Committee and the Second Look Coalition. This event aims to gather individuals who have served long sentences and are now home, providing an opportunity to come together, connect, and support the Second…

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