This is a time when we are being called to deepen our moral imagination and believe that a new world is possible. Here are some resources to spark your moral imagination about what is possible when responding to violence and harm without the police. All projects are POC led, though some contain white voices.
- TransformHarm.org :: A resource hub about ending violence. It offers an introduction to transformative justice. The site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more.
- INCITE! work on Community Accountability :: INCITE! Is a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities. How do we create strategies to address violence within our communities, including domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse, that don’t rely on police or prisons?
- BOOK. Beyond Survival, Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement :: Transformative justice seeks to solve the problem of violence at the grassroots level, without relying on punishment, incarceration, or policing. Community-based approaches to preventing crime and repairing its damage have existed for centuries. However, in the putative atmosphere of contemporary criminal justice systems, they are often marginalized and operate under the radar. Beyond Survival puts these strategies front and center as real alternatives to today’s failed models of confinement and “correction.”
- Creative Interventions :: Creative Interventions is a space to re/envision solutions to domestic or intimate partner, sexual, family and other forms of interpersonal violence. Creative Interventions assumes that the relationships, families and communities in which violence occurs are also the very locations for long-term change and transformation. It assumes that those most impacted by violence are the most motivated to challenge violence. It assumes that friends, family, and community know most intimately the conditions that lead to violence as well as the values and strengths which can lead to its transformation. Toolkit.
- S.T.O.P. (Story Telling Organizing Project) :: A community project collecting and sharing stories about everyday people taking action to end interpersonal violence. Many people have been developing community-based interventions to interpersonal violence. By that we mean: * Actions taken to stop, address or prevent interpersonal violence * Community-based or collective action — involving family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, community members *Actions that do not rely on social services, police or child protective services. Audio clips of stories.
- Audre Lorde Project, SAFE OUTSIDE THE SYSTEM (SOS) :: The Safe OUTside the System (SOS) Collective is an anti-violence program led by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming people of color. We are devoted to challenging hate and police violence by using community based strategies rather than relying on the police.
- Abolition Everyday :: An international political art collaboration collecting stories, art, and interviews highlighting the ways PIC abolitionists practice, and live PIC abolition in our work, organizing, and personal lives.
- BOOK. The Revolution Starts At Home :: Provides practical strategies for dealing with abuse and creating safety without relying on the coercive power of the state. It offers life-saving alternatives for survivors, while building a movement where no one is left behind.
- UBUNTU :: is Women of Color and Survivor-led. We have joined together through our rage, our pain, and our hope to generate strategies and actions that prevent, disrupt, transform and heal sexual violence. We are committed to challenging oppression in all forms because we recognize that none of us is free until we all are. We are committed to envisioning a just and loving world. Our goals are three-fold:
More Resources for Addressing Harm, Accountability, & Healing compiled by Critical Resistance