About The Coalition


Californians United for a Responsible Budget CURB is a statewide coalition of 70 grassroots organizations working to reduce the number of people in prisons and jails, the number of prisons and jails in the state, and shift state and local spending from corrections and policing to human services. Founded in 2003, our coalition amplifies the work of community leaders on issues from sentencing reform to conditions of confinement. We bridge movements for environmental, social, racial, and economic justice in California and across the nation.

In addition to our organizational members, CURB’s Action Network is a thriving, growing movement of thoughtful, committed activists now numbering over 20,000! (Sign up for action alerts, and see our most recent action alerts here!)

Active CURB Members:

A New PATH (Parents for Addiction, Treatment and Healing)

A New Way of Life

Action Committee for Women in Prison

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California

All of Us or None – Los Angeles

All of Us or None – Riverside

American Friends Service Committee

Architects/Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility

Black and Pink – San Diego

Break the Chains

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement

California Partnership

California Prison Focus

California Prison Moratorium Project

Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment

Central California Environmental Justice Network

Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Coalition on Homelessness

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Community Works: Project WHAT!

Critical Resistance Oakland

Critical Resistance Los Angeles

Dignity and Power Now

Drug Policy Alliance

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights


Essie Justice Group

Fair Chance Project

Families of the Incarcerated, Office of Restorative Justice at the Archdiocese of L.A.

Fathers and Families of San Joaquin

Flying Over Walls

Free Battered Women

Friends Committee on Legislation

IGNITE: Invest in Graduation Not Incarceration, Transform Education

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Immigrant Youth Coalition

Initiate Justice

Causa Justa – Just Cause

Justice Now

Justice Policy Institute

Labor Community Strategy Center

Legal Services for Prisoners With Children

Life Support Alliance

Los Angeles Community Action Network

National Lawyers Guild – SF Bay Area Chapter

National Lawyers Guild – Los Angeles Chapter

National Organization for Women California

Prevention at the Intersections

Prison Activist Resource Center

Prison Policy Initiative

Progressive Christians Uniting

Proyecto Common Touch

Reclaim Higher Education Coalition

Returning Home Foundation

RYSE Center

The Sentencing and Justice Reform Advocacy (SJRA) Advocate

Sin Barras

Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Southern California Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action

Southern California Library

Starting Over, Inc. 

The Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex (TGI) Justice Project

Time for Change Foundation

UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly

United for Drug Policy Reform

University of California Student Association

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (California branch)


Young Women’s Freedom Center

Youth Justice Coalition

Youth Law Center


Amy York, Sentencing/Mitigation Specialist

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Law School

Jackie Goldberg

Jaclyn Harris, Bears Beyond Bars at the University of California Berkeley

State Senator Gloria Romero

Hector Lozano, former employee of CDCR

Vicky Lindsey, Project Cry No More, Cease Fire

Carole Urie, Director, Returning Home Foundation

No Longer Active Member Organizations:

Education Not Incarceration Coalition

Families to Amend California ‘s Three Strikes

Out of Control: Lesbian Committee to Support Political Prisoners

Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles

Senate Select Community Committee on California’s Correctional System

Women for Change Foundation