Families for Justice As Healing

We are highlighting this organization because it engages in a “community justice”-oriented approach to political change.


Families for Justice As Healing organizes formerly incarcerated women to join the movement toward ending incarceration of women. FJAH advocates for community wellness and rejects the current U.S. drug policies that prioritize criminalization and incarceration.

Example of their community justice framework:

We believe that if we are serious about eradicating drug related illness, crime and violence we must commit to the evidence-based solutions that address poverty, addiction and trauma.

Types of programs and projects:

  • Free Her – clemency project and justice advocacy conference
  • Block-by-Block – an organizing tool which brings forward the voices of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in dialogue about criminal justice reform
  • National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls

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