Our Work

PARTICIPATORY DEFENSE

Changing outcomes & transforming communities

A cooperative organizing model that provides guidance, support, and community for people facing charges, along with their loved ones, and empowers them to directly impact the outcome of cases, to begin healing, and ultimately transform the landscape of power in the criminal system.


ELECTORAL

In Michigan, people who are convicted of a felony cannot vote while they are incarcerated, but their voting rights are restored upon their release.  Unfortunately many people with felony convictions are trapped by myths and do not know they are able to vote once they are released from custody.  They are not politically involved.  By educating and empowering this significant segment of this population, we will create a bloc of voters who vote on a regular basis to more effectively influence legislation and create much-needed change within our state

More information coming soon.


WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

Our work with women’s reproductive justice addresses discrimination and abuse against women and girls who have been incarcerated, including the numerous collateral consequences of incarceration such as discrimination in housing, employment, education, voting, and parental rights. 

More information coming soon.