Partners

End Streamline groupAFSC Arizona collaborates with many partner organizations, groups, and campaigns.  Below are links to many of those whose work we support and applaud.  We hope you will too.

PRINCIPAL PARTNERS

ACLU of Arizona – Fighting for civil liberties in Arizona.  Staff in both Phoenix and Tucson.

Arizona Justice Alliance (AJA) – A statewide coalition promoting sensible criminal justice policy.

Arizona Prison Watch – A community resource for monitoring, navigating, surviving, and dismantling the prison industrial complex in Arizona.

Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona (DPAA) – A statewide, grassroots membership organization working to end the death penalty in AZ.

Earlham Border Studies Program – Semester long on-sight study program through Earlham College, located in Tucson.  Includes travel seminars, internships, and rigorous academic study.

End Streamline Coalition – A coalition of people and organizations united in opposing the criminalization of migrants by Operation Streamline.

Fuerza! Coalition – Fighting back against the prison industry’s attacks against communities in Tucson.

Grassroots Leadership – A multi-racial team of organizers who help Southern and Southwest community, labor, faith, and campus organizations think critically, work strategically and take direct action to end social and economic oppression, gain power, and achieve justice and equity.

NAACP of Arizona – Arizona’s local chapter of NAACP.

Private Corrections Institute – Watchdog organization fighting private for-profit prison expansion.

Read Between the Bars – Southern Arizona’s book to prisoners program.

ARIZONA

Arizona Center for Disability Law – A federally-designated Protection and Advocacy System for the State of Arizona.  Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) throughout the United States assure that the human and civil rights of persons with disabilities are protected.

Border Action Network (BAN) – A human rights organization in border and immigrant communities.

Coalicion de Derechos Humanos – A grassroots organization which promotes respect for human/civil rights and fights the militarization of the Southern Border region, discrimination, and human rights abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials affecting US and non-US citizens alike.

David’s Hope – The mission of David’s Hope is to promote and secure treatment for those with mental health disorders and addictions through increasing collaboration between our mental health and criminal justice systems.

Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) – The only nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security in Arizona.

National Alliance on Mental Illness for Southern Arizona (NAMISA) – The mission of NAMI Southern Arizona is to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness including individuals, family members and the community at large by providing education, advocacy and support that is high quality, recovery oriented, and culturally sensitive.

No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes – Working to end death and suffering on the U.S./Mexico border.

Samaritans – Saving lives in the southern Arizona border lands.

Wingspan – Southern Arizona’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community center.

NATIONAL

Critical Resistance – Building an international movement to end the prison industrial complex (PIC) by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe.

Drug Policy Alliance – The nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

Justice Strategies – A non-profit research organization dedicated to providing analysis and solutions to advocates and policymakers pursuing more humane and cost-effective approaches to criminal justice and immigration reform.

National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) – Works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.

National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) – Mobilizes people of faith to end torture in U.S. policy, practice and culture.

Prison Legal News – Monthly legal news journal for prisoners and prisoner advocates.

The Sentencing Project – Works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

AFSC star blackOTHER AFSC OFFICES (working on criminal justice and border issues)

AFSC Colorado Immigrant Rights Program (Denver, CO) – Works to create public discourse and policy that supports immigrants’ full human rights.

AFSC US-Mexico Border Program (San Diego, CA) – Works to secure human rights and self-determination for migrants and border communities by facilitating leadership development, accompanying immigrant communities in their organizing processes, providing technical support and resources, and promoting collective action through human rights committees.

AFSC Bay Area Healing Justice Program (San Francisco, CA) – Promotes alternatives to incarceration, educates the public about new models for justice, and humanizes prisoners and their families while calling attention to the human and fiscal disaster of California’s overgrown prison system.

AFSC Seattle Community Justice Program (Seattle, WA) – Develops youth leadership for social change. We work to end racial disparities in the juvenile and adult justice systems.

AFSC Michigan Criminal Justice Program (Ann Arbor, MI) – Identifying and responding to systemic abuses, civil and human rights violations, and systemic failures in the prison system and seek larger reform while aiding individual prisoners suffering mistreatment.

AFSC NY Metro Healing Justice Program (Newark NJ & New York, NY) – Empowers individuals harmed by violence and by criminal justice policies to transform the conditions under which they live, and to heal. We recognize and advance the worth and dignity of all people in and around the criminal justice system.

AFSC Healing and Transformative Justice Program (Cambridge, MA) – Dedicated to the practice of healing and transformative justice.

AFSC National Office (Philadelphia, PA)