CURB Articles, Reports, and Press Releases prior to 2018
A Show of Force!
Over the last decade, the CURB coalition and our members have successfully stopped millions of dollars in jail expansion across the state of California. In the Bay Area, the No New SF Jail Coalition defeated a proposed jail in San Francisco and continues to fight for jail closure. The Decarcerate Alameda County coalition has been a powerful voice against
The Sweetest Victory
The sweetest victory this year was the passage of the RISE Act and it couldn’t have happened without you. After years of developing a solid policy, organizing over 100 organizations, educating elected officials on the harms of the drug war, and the bill stalling last year — we did it! Together we passed the biggest
Reclaim, Reimagine and Reinvest: An Analysis of L.A. County’s Criminalization Budget
Justice LA, The Center for Popular Democracy and Law 4 Black Lives Release Critical Analysis of L.A. County’s Criminalization Budget While the Sheriff’s and Probation Department budgets have soared, housing, mental health care and other vital resources have been funded at mere cents to the dollar. CURB and the Justice LA coalition know that true public
RISE Act Fact Sheet
What the passage of SB 180 (the RISE Act) means On October 11th, 2017, Governor Brown signed SB 180 (Mitchell) into law. What does the RISE Act do? SB 180, by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), repeals the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions (HSC §11370.2), with the exception of prior convictions involving a
It’s #GivingTuesday! Support CURB Today!
Today is #GivingTuesday and CURB needs your support! You know what keeps our communities safe – good schools for our young people, community-based health care, employment with a living wage, affordable housing … Shifting $11.4 BILLION away from incarceration would go a long way in restoring the social safety net in California. Your donation to
Support CURB on #GivingTuesday !
Show your support for CURB’s transformative work on #GivingTuesday! CURB has had a year of major accomplishments thanks to your support! From the passing of the RISE Act, to the launch of the JusticeLA Campaign, the CURB coalition has made huge strides towards our collective liberation! But there is more work to be done! As we gear up
Happy to Join CURB
I am the daughter of a law enforcement officer and sister to someone currently incarcerated, an up-and-coming poet, and aspiring Civil Rights Attorney. For over a year I have dedicated myself to legal research and advocacy for those most affected by the prison-industrial complex, with a strong focus on successful community sponsored re-entry. I have
Voting Restoration & Democracy Act- Join us!
We are getting ready to start collecting petition signatures to get the Voting Restoration & Democracy Act on the Nov. 2018 ballot, and we need volunteers! If we get this passed, 180,000 people in prison and on parole in CA will have their rights to vote restored! Come out tonight from 6-8pm and get trained on:
Drop LWOP- the time is now!
Dear Supporter, Governor Brown has several bills on his desk that speak to California voters’ commitment to move away from punitive punishments and closer to community based car, as a model for public safety. Included in that stack of criminal justice reform legislation is SB 394 which moves to end life without the possibility of