American Friends Service Committee – Arizona* (AFSC-AZ) challenges criminalization, opposes prison expansion, and advocates for policy change to reduce the size and scope of the criminal punishment system, including physical places of incarceration, the proliferation of systems of control, surveillance, and supervision.
AFSC’s criminal justice work is on the cutting edge of what we need in Arizona.
– Phil Lopes, former Arizona State Legislator
Through research, analysis and documentation, legislative and policy advocacy, and media relations, AFSC-AZ confronts mass incarceration and the criminal punishment system in Arizona, with a focus on:
- Reframing Justice, the premier platform for directly impacted people and communities to influence change.
- sentencing reform
- halting prison expansion and privatization
- exposing the Treatment Industrial Complex
*The AFSC Arizona office opened in 1981 in Tucson, Arizona thanks to the continuing efforts and support of Pima Monthly Meeting.
Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice.
Based on the belief in the individual worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice, AFSC is devoted to programs that work for peace and social justice in the United States and around the world.