The Community Justice Exchange serves as a centralized clearinghouse for developing, sharing, and experimenting with tactical interventions, strategic organizing practices, and innovative organizing tools to end mass incarceration. We provide support to community-based organizations that are building a new vision of community justice through bottom-up interventions in the criminal legal and immigration detention systems.
The Community Justice Exchange hosts the National Bail Fund Network and the People’s Algorithmic Power Project – projects that work with grassroots organizations across the country that are confronting the oppressive systems fueling mass incarceration. We are focused on organizing interventions that are truly decarceral and are committed to building power in directly-impacted communities.
The Tactical Organizing Lab at the Community Justice Exchange provides a forum for the development and exchange of the tools needed in the building and strengthening of the deep organizing structures, culture, and practice needed to bring systemic changes to the criminal legal and immigration detention systems. The Tactical Organizing Lab is a hub for experimenting and interrogating a wide range of organizing tactics with a core focus on supporting comprehensive community accountability campaigns.
The phrase “community justice,” central to our name, refers to communal responses to and intervention in the criminal justice system that redefine power and control. We are referring to bottom-up community activity that contests the current operation and function of the criminal legal and immigration detention systems.