Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice

Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, with six active chapters in California and a growing national network, gives survivors of crime a voice in public policy.

Crime survivors deserve a justice system that prioritizes healing, prevention and recovery – and too often these needs are unmet.

Through Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, survivors 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:

  • In California, 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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