National and Local Organizations

Below is a partial list of local and national organizations engaged in work related to ending police violence, prison reform, policy reform, and to providing support for protesters on the streets in the current movement. You can learn more about each organization at the links below. 


The African American Policy Forum: An innovative think tank that connects academics, activists, and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality.

Anguish and Action: A project of the Obama Foundation, this organization works to help leaders change their world.

Anti-Police Terror Project: A Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. APTP supports families surviving police terror in their fight for justice, documenting police abuses and connecting impacted families and community members with resources, legal referrals, and opportunities for healing.

Black Lives Matter: A global organization in the US, UK, and Canada whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes

Campaign Zero: How police use of force policies can help to end police violence

Centering Black Community Needs: Living document curated by Stanford Biosciences

Color of Change: Online racial justice organization

Equal Justice Initiative: The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Know Your Rights Camp: The mission of KYRC is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.

Mass Defense Program (National Lawyers Guild): A national network of lawyers, legal workers, and law students who provide legal support for activists, protesters, and movements for social change

Minnesota Freedom Fund: A community-based nonprofit that combats the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low-income individuals who cannot otherwise afford it. 

National Bail Out—Black Mama’s Bail Out: A collective of Black-led and Black-centered abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support Black people and end systems of pretrial detention.

Root and Rebound: Oakland-based organization that restores power and resources to families and communities most harmed by mass incarceration through legal advocacy, public and education, policy reform, and litigation.

 

To recommend organizations to add to this page, contact Christine Schirmer (cschirmer@stanford.edu).