RACIAL JUSTICE 

ACTION CENTER

TRANSFORMATIVE ORGANIZING
& GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP FOR REAL POLITICAL POWER

COMMUNITIES OVER CAGES:

CLOSE THE JAIL ATL CAMPAIGN

Our campaign, co-led with Women on the Rise to close Atlanta's extra city jail and repurpose it into a Center for Wellness, Equity, & Freedom through the Reimagine Atlanta City Detention Center Taskforce, won through legislation signed in May 2019.

RJAC invests in community and transformative grassroots organizing and leadership. We incubated and nourished the following projects, now their own independent organizations:

Women on the Rise is a policy-advocacy organization of formerly-incarcerated women targeted and/or impacted by the criminal legal system. Women on the Rise works to educate, heal, and empower ourselves, one another, and our communities to demand justice, dignity, and liberation for all.

SNaPCo is a Black trans-led, broad-based collaborative to restore an Atlanta where every person has the opportunity to grow and thrive without facing unfair barriers, especially from the criminal legal system. 

Started as a campaign waged and won by SNaPCo, PAD is a coordinating agency to reduce the number of individuals in the jail system whose actions are connected to mental health challenges, compulsive substance use, or extreme poverty by offering an alternative to arrest in the Atlanta/ Fulton County area.