The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."
The Fortune Society is a New York City-based nonprofit organization that provides essential support to the formerly incarcerated. Some of the services offered include help with housing and job placement, adjustment to civilian life, and educational opportunities.
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York in midtown Manhattan. John Jay was founded as the only liberal arts college with a criminal justice and forensic focus in the United States.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization formed in 1909 by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, and Moorfield Storey, as a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans.
WriteAPrisoner.com is an online Florida-based business whose stated goal is to reduce recidivism through a variety of methods, including: positive correspondence with pen pals on the outside, educational opportunities, job placement, resource guides, scholarships for children impacted by crime, and advocacy.
Prison Legal News is a monthly magazine and online periodical, published since 1990, as a project of the nonprofit Human Rights Defense Center. They report on criminal justice issues and prison- and jail-related civil litigation, mainly in the United States.
Prisoner Express creates an opportunity for incarcerated people to get information, education, and a public forum for creative self-expression. Through newsletters and programming, they step through the isolation and alienation of prison life to bring hope and foster a sense of community among the prisoners who participate.
Restorative justice is an approach to justice in which the response to a crime is to organize a mediation between the victim and the offender, and sometimes with representatives of a wider community as well. The goal is to negotiate for a resolution to the satisfaction of all participants. It emphasizes accountability, making amends, and — if they are interested — facilitated meetings between victims, offenders, and other persons.
Think Outside the Cell is working to end systemic discrimination against formerly incarcerated people who struggle to reintegrate into communities across the nation. This discrimination denies millions of willing and capable people the essential building blocks of stable lives. Think Outside the Cell works to end the stigma of incarceration through literacy, education, personal development, and the removal of societal barriers.