The power of our coalition comes from how incredible, unique, and dedicated our member organizations are. So today we wanted to celebrate the relationships that make our work possible. And highlight the success that the CURB coalition has experienced.
Making Policy Change Real: In 2015 we saved $20 million from going into new prisons. And thousands of children could be reunified with their parents because of the expansion to alternative custody we helped win through SB 219.
Making History: Just this month, we celebrated a monumental victory as years of organizing came to fruition and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected a controversial proposal to build a new maximum security jail.
Expanding Our Reach: Over the last three years, we doubled our membership size by organizing and building a shared vision of reinvesting state and local money into community solutions, education, and social services.
Support Grassroots Organizing: We have strengthened over 10 local fights against jail and prison expansion by organizing community forums, policy briefings, and capacity building trainings.
Shifting the Conversation: This year we have impacted the public perception of criminal justice issues by being featured in nearly 100 news articles and broadcasts, and releasing two statewide reports.
We are so thrilled to be able to work with such awe-inspiring organizations. Thanks for being a part of CURB.
With hope and love,
Statewide Development and Membership Coordinator
Californians United for a Responsible Budget