AMP: Grassroots²

Harlem, New York

Alliance of Families for Justice

Vision: AFJ seeks to end mass incarceration by empowering the formerly incarcerated and their families holistically, through re-entry services, legal referrals, advocacy and communication skills training, and voter registration trainings/ education, increasing the capacity of communities affected by incarceration to be civically engaged.

Impact: AFJ offers legal, pro bono attorneys, welcome home events, packages, voter registration support, and year long “buddies” to ensure a safe and productive return to civil society. AFJ trains family members and formerly incarcerated individuals in advocacy and communications skills that empowers them and amplifies their voices. Through regional conferences, community meetings and celebrations, and an annual ‘March for Justice,’ AFJ mobilizes through strategic planning and grassroots events.