Crime survivors deserve a justice system that prioritizes healing, prevention and recovery – and too often these needs are unmet. With six active chapters in California, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice gives survivors of crime a voice in public policy. Through Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, survivors from all over the state, particularly from communities most affected by crime, come together to share our stories, honor our loved ones, and advocate for smart justice policies that prevent crime, reduce incarceration, and better support survivors, families and communities.
To create these opportunities, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice:
Builds a statewide network via local chapters in San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Stockton to advocate for policies that best serve individuals, families and communities impacted by crime – and to stop cycles of victimization and crime;
Conducts research with survivors across the state to identify the priority issues and needs – and to let policymakers know how to help victims (read example reports here); and
Advocates for smarter policies on the state and local level, including successfully working to expand the use of existing state dollars for more trauma recovery centers.
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