The Alliance of Families for Justice fully supports Governor Cuomo’s decision to pardon seven individuals which enables them to have a second chance and to remain with their families. We believe in second chances. The Governor’s shared belief in this concept provides hope for so many deserving New Yorkers.
We thrive because of volunteers and donors who are committed to building underserved communities through the power of strong families. Discover your vital place in our community by getting involved today. >
We are dedicated to systemic criminal justice reform by combining
the power of proven civil rights strategies and modern social-impact techniqueS.
Our mission is to:
SUPPORT, EMPOWER AND MOBILIZE FAMILIES OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO MARSHAL THEIR VOTING POWER AND ADVOCACY SKILLS TO BRING ABOUT SYSTEMIC CHANGE.
Support families of incarcerated people
Families are the building block of every community. We help families overcome the financial, social and emotional loss when a loved one is incarcerated and help them prepare for his or her successful re-entry.
Empower them as advocates
Families experience a steep learning curve with many obstacles after losing a loved one to incarceration. Their firsthand experiences motivate and educate them to become their own best advocates for civil rights and criminal justice reform.
help marshal their voting power
The loss of voting rights of the formerly incarcerated remains a significant obstacles to criminal justice reform. Through advocacy and voting power, we can push reform-based legislation that help people return to productive society.
Make a difference
The Alliance of Families for Justice is dedicated to the end of human rights violations inside prisons and jails and building communities and families impacted by the era of mass incarceration.
“The Alliance of Families for Justice is rebuilding and healing communities with strategic love, know-how and dedication. Join us! An empowered community is a healthy community!”
–Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director