Working alongside grassroots community partners, with guidance from academic advisors and trial litigators, we identify and pursue challenging and important cases against governmental, corporate, and other actors that are harming communities.
SJLF focuses on combatting the myriad and intersectional injustices of the carceral and police system, at every stage.
The carceral state negatively affects not only those incarcerated–but also their family members, the communities they live in, and those formerly incarcerated or targeted by police. As we grow and expand, our cases will increasingly recognize those intersections. Our cases will address the effects of the carceral system on the economic justice, housing security, and voting rights of the communities and individuals we serve. Our work will also recognize the unique vulnerabilities that certain communities–especially Black, Indigenous, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ individuals–face as a result of the carceral system.