We need to move away from punitive hierarchies—systems which reflect racial inequities, as has been the case in Montgomery County. We must implement effective models of Restorative Justice.
JUFJ members raised our voices loudly and repeatedly during the Montgomery County Council's 2020 summer session, and in many cases the Council listened to us and to our partners. In this [...]
The Montgomery County Council voted whether or not to reduce the number of police officers in schools. Learn how they voted and read the letters JUFJ leaders wrote in response.
As Councilmembers Gray and Silverman said during DC Council meetings, this year’s budget session was an assortment of unmentionable expletives. But we made it through, with some important [...]
Urge DC Council to eliminate the entire Metropolitan Police Department budget increase, and to further cut the budget.
We must end the deadly over-policing of Black and brown people that is a key element of structural racism nationally. Nowhere is this truer than in Baltimore, where racially biased, corrupt, and [...]
We need Mayor Young to use the cut BPD funds towards rental assistance, so that we can aggressively work to avoid a widespread housing crisis.