Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice


About Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice 

Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice is Californians for Safety and Justice's statewide network of survivors of crimes advocating for policies that best serve those impacted by crime – and stop cycles of victimization. At the center of our efforts to achieve smarter justice in California are our nearly 6,000 members. To learn more about our work, click here. 
Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice is a program of Californians for Safety and Justice. Through policy advocacy, public education, partnerships and support for local best practices, Californians for Safety and Justice promotes effective criminal justice strategies to stop the cycle of crime, reduce over-reliance on incarceration and build healthy communities.  

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Survivors Speak Conferences 

The Survivors Speak Conference, held annually during National Crime Victims' Rights Week in April, brings together Californians who have survived crime or been impacted by crime in their communities, as well as experts on a variety of victim-related topics and needs, for a day of skills-building, advocacy training, support and action. 
 Our second annual Survivors Speak Conference brought together nearly 400 Californians for a full day of healing, learning and connection. We were honored to welcome singer-songwriter John Legend as our keynote speaker. We also hosted a new event on the Capitol Lawn to commemorate National Victims Rights’ Week, gathering in honor of survivors of crime and those we lost – and in support of a justice system that more effectively addresses the needs of survivors and crime prevention. The event featured speakers, poster displays, interactive activities and more. To view photos from the event, visit our Facebook page
We hosted our first-ever conference in Sacramento on April 6-7, 2014. “Survivors Speak: Charting a New Course for  Safety and Justice” convened 300+ survivors of crime and people from  communities impacted by crime from across California to focus on strategies for healing and advocating for survivors and public safety. Visit our Facebook page to view photos from the event and click here to watch video recordings from the day.



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