AMP: Grassroots²



The UndocuBlack Network

Vision: UBN is a multigenerational network of currently and formerly undocumented people, with shared visions of an inclusive immigrant & racial justice movements that advocate for the rights of Black undocumented individuals. UBN’s mission is to “Blackify” the country’s understanding of the undocumented population and to facilitate access to resources for the Black undocumented community.

Impact: UBN is building local chapters in NY, LA and DC, and also establishing a mental wellness initiative to underscore and address trauma in immigrant communities. Additionally, UBN is working with several partners to create resources or adjust current ones, so they are accessible to the Black undocumented community.

Justice Policy Institute

Vision: JPI is dedicated to reducing the use of incarceration and the justice system by promoting fair and effective policies. JPI envisions a society with safe, equitable and healthy communities; just and effective solutions to social problems; and the use of incarceration only as a last resort.

Impact: Through research, communications strategies and technical assistance, JPI informs advocates policymakers and the media about fair and effective approaches to justice and community well-being. JPI reframes the conversation around justice for all, and advances a new paradigm for improving the well-being of all people and communities.

The Sentencing Project

Vision: 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.

Impact: The Sentencing Project’s work includes the publication of groundbreaking research, aggressive media campaigns, and strategic advocacy for policy reform. As a result of the Project’s research, publications, and advocacy, many people know that this country is the world’s leader in incarceration.