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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more