We believe that people who have been directly affected by incarceration, together with their families, should lead the movement for change in Texas. That’s why we offer intensive community organizing trainings, designed to build on the expertise, experience, and powerful commitment of our members. Graduates of our training become members of our action network where we put our training into practice and advance our mission to end the criminalization of our communities.
Read the Report here: Homes Not Handcuffs: How Austin Criminalizes Homelessness
Photos from the April 2, 2018 protest
It's time to end the racist drug war in Travis County. People of color are disproportionately arrested for low-level drug possession, crowding our jail and hurting families. Meanwhile, our community lacks access to substance use treatment options and our county officials would rather build a new jail than invest in public health alternatives to incarceration. We have to do better.