The Southern Coalition for Social Justice believes no one is the sum of their worst mistakes. Since 2018, we’ve launched a wide-ranging initiative focused on helping individuals with criminal records navigate the re-entry process and ensure their records are expunged so they may economically and socially better their lives. People seeking SCSJ’s re-entry or criminal […]
As the 2020 General Election approaches, SCSJ has created a one-stop digital hub to provide North Carolinians with all of the information they will need to vote, from checking to see if they’re registered to vote to learning about the different ways to vote – especially in the midst of a pandemic. Accompanying the NC state-specific webpage is a separate webpage for national resources, including state election information.
SCSJ is partnering with community organizations in several states across the South to offer in-depth training sessions to educate community organizers on the redistricting process and potential voting rights violations following the 2020 census. Community Redistricting Organizations Working for Democracy (CROWD) Academies will equip individuals and organizations with tools to monitor and engage with redistricting […]
The Southern Leadership for Voter Engagement (SOLVE) is a multi-state network formed in 2013, to collaborate and share best practices in multidisciplinary advocacy, sound grassroots mobilization, and legislative and legal strategies to ensure fair and equitable voting practices. We address policies that have weakened the voting strength of many communities and formed obstacles and hurdles in […]
With generous funding from the Ford Foundation, SCSJ is working to increase the practice of community lawyering throughout the South, as well as the resources available to community-lawyering organizations. Community lawyers represent marginalized individuals and community-based organizations in their efforts to advance community-driven solutions to the problems that those individuals and organizations identify and prioritize. […]
Open Data Policing is a first-of-its-kind platform that aims to make real the recommendation of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing to make stop, search, and use-of-force “data…publicly available to ensure transparency.”