Statewide comprehensive criminal justice reform campaigns through support of relatively high-capacity organizations that effectively promote significant criminal justice policy changes resulting in large reductions in the number of people incarcerated in California.
Work that engages victims/survivors of crime in promoting a new justice system: one that promotes safety, accountability, justice, healing, and fairness and meets the needs of the communities most impacted by crime and violence. More information on this vision can be found in the report on a series of convenings FNV initiated (2012-2014): Bridging the Divide: A new paradigm for addressing safety, crime, and victimization.
California-focused work that supports organizing by and leadership building of formerly incarcerated people and their communities in order to advance their leadership and influence in strategic policy change work that:
Strengthens and advances broader criminal justice reform campaigns and efforts
Builds broad public support for the criminal justice reforms promoted in, or aligned with, those campaigns.