In 1994, Congress passed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act — better known as the ‘94 Crime Bill.
It spent billions of dollars of our money on policing, jails, and prisons and contributed deeply to the current crises of police brutality, mass criminalization, incarceration, and surveillance — all of which disproportionately impact Black communities.
After 25 years of tearing us apart, we’re coming together to dream bigger and fight for better. It’s time for a new vision for public safety and policy making.
INTRODUCING THE PEOPLE’S COALITION
FOR SAFETY & FREEDOM
Together, we can address the harm caused by the ‘94 Crime Bill and create a new vision for safety and freedom.
A PEOPLE’S PROCESS
led by the people most harmed by the criminal legal system
the system by dismantling racist and punitive policies
harmful policies with new ones shaped by and for communities
OUR STEERING COMMITTEE
The People’s Coalition for Safety and Freedom represents a diverse network of organizations led by Black and brown organizers, researchers, justice activists, and people impacted by policing and incarceration who are working toward a new vision of community safety and freedom.