The JusticeLA Coalition



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 stopping 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.


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


We envision an L.A. County where the well-being and health of the whole community is prioritized over incarceration.

Our 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

Our Coalition Partners

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 Eviction Defense Fund | 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