Areas of Focus
We actively respond to the most pressing needs of justice-involved people.
The United States has one of the highest rates of incarceration in the entire world – and North Carolina is no exception. We advocate for bail reform, support returning citizens, and educate voters about the power sheriffs and district attorneys have to send fewer people to jail and prison.
We are dedicated to ending the abuse of authority by police and holding officers accountable when they harm or kill civilians. Because police are the gatekeepers of who gets funneled into the criminal justice system, we advocate for policies and actions that will reduce the incarceration rate of our citizens.
Ending the Death Penalty
The death penalty has been consistently losing support for years in the United States. Across North Carolina, juries in capital cases are opting more and more for life in prison. Through education and advocacy, our goal is to bring an end to the death penalty.
Raising the Age
After years of advocating, North Carolina finally became the last state in the US to raise the juvenile age from 16 to 18. To keep NC’s children out of adult jails and prisons, we are working to ensure the law will be fully implemented in 2019, and prevent “carve outs” and exceptions to will could lead to children being tried as adults.