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SRP Team at Quest for Democracy 2023

OUR WORK

Since our inception, we have worked with formerly incarcerated residents to carry out critical participatory action research, community organizing, and policy advocacy to build community power, foster healing, and address issues impacting individuals in reentry. In addition to developing the leadership and accountability of those returning home from incarceration, we also work to improve their quality of life by reducing barriers to quality programs, economic dignity, housing, and family reunification. The work of the Safe Return Project not only transforms the lives of many individuals but has an impact on the culture of the broader community, as well as the national narrative around incarceration, reentry, and public safety.

Growing Community

SUPPORT THE WORK OF SAFE RETURN PROJECT

Our organization appreciates the generosity and investment of people like you. Every contribution makes Safe Return Project an even better Non-Profit Organization.

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REENTRY A SAFE RETURN HOME

Fulfilling health and safety needs in Richmond relies on the community creating an effective system for receiving and reintegrating residents returning from incarceration. We envision a Richmond where community members involved in the criminal legal system have strong relationships with their families and community, have real opportunities for sustainable employment, a stable place to live, and access to the information and services that ensure they have the necessities for building successful lives.

MASS LIBERATION MOVEMENT

At Safe Return Project, we are dedicated to improving our efforts to address this issue. Recognizing the enormity of the challenge of ending mass incarceration, our goal is to help formerly incarcerated people join and level up their leadership in the movement to contribute and lead key work areas that will help us grow and achieve our goal of mass liberation.

CAMPAIGN ARCHIVE

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Our civic engagement work mobilizes community leaders, allies, and volunteers to address critical issues crucial to the well-being of incarcerated individuals, such as the right to vote, youth justice, housing equity, and gender equity, through our active involvement in local coalitions, commissions, and task forces. In this way, we build towards a unified vision for racial equity and robust democracy in Contra Costa County.

The Safe Return Project has run several successful campaigns in the past decade. From working on Proposition 47, Second Chances, participating in coalitions, youth justice, and a Just Transition.

 

Find more information on the different campaigns and projects Safe Return Project has accomplished.

YOUTH JUSTICE

Our advocacy efforts prioritize system-impacted youth. We believe that reinvestment in diversion, prevention, and mental health services will give youth an opportunity to thrive and improve their livelihood. Additionally, we offer mentorship programs and address recidivism by actively recruiting individuals to participate in community organizing efforts.

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