Who We are

WE ARE JUSTICELA

The JusticeLA Coalition (JLA) was born in the Fall of 2017 from the community based advocacy of countless families separated by the largest jail system in the world. In partnership with grassroots organizations, advocates, directly impacted communities, and stakeholders, we work to reduce the footprint of incarceration by stoping jail expansion and reclaiming, reimagining and reinvesting dollars away from incarceration and into community-based systems of care. Since our launch, we have successfully stopped LA County’s $3.5 billion jail expansion plan and lead the development of LA County’s Alternatives to Incarceration Workgroup report.

JusticeLA prioritizes an intersectional approach to movement building that uplifts the communities most impacted by incarceration in Los Angeles County, including: immigrant and undocumented people; Black, Brown and indigenous peoples; people with mental health and substance use needs; young people, women and LGBTQ people. Building on nearly a decade of advocacy, we are calling for a robust decarceration plan for Los Angeles that fully realizes the promise of diversion and re-entry through a justice reinvestment strategy.

Executive Committee:

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)

Color of Change

Critical Resistance Los Angeles

Dignity and Power Now

Essie Justice Group

Frontline Wellness Network

Gender Justice LA

La Defensa

Million Dollar Hoods

White People 4 Black Lives

The Youth Justice Coalition

Our mission

JusticeLA is working to reduce the footprint of incarceration in Los Angeles County and reinvest county dollars into alternatives to incarceration.

Our Vision

An L.A. County where the well-being and health of the community is prioritized over incarceration.

Our Coalition

ACLU of Southern California
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)
AWARE-LA
Black Community Clergy and Labor Alliance
Black Lives Matter: Los Angeles
Blackout for Human Rights
California Calls
California Partnership
California Immigrant Policy Center
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)
Center for Popular Democracy
CLUE: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
Code Pink
Cornerstone Theatre Company
Critical Resistance LA
Defend Movement
Drug Policy Alliance

Fair Chance Project
Garment Worker Center
Gender Justice LA
Homies Unidos
Immigrant Youth Coalition-San Gabriel Valley
Immigrant Youth Coalition-Free The People Network
Jobs R 4 U
Justice Environmental Coalition
JusticeNotJails
Justice Warriors 4 Black Lives
LA CAN (Los Angeles Community Action Network)
LA VOICE
Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution

March And Rally Los Angeles
March for Racial Justice
National Day Laborer Organizing Network
ONE WAY UP
Our Revolution Los Angeles
Presente
Restore the Delta
SEIU
SEIU USWW
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
The Labor Community Strategy Center
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
USC Race and Equity Center
White People 4 Black Lives / SURJ Affiliate Los Angeles

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