There are numerous local organizations committed to social change and advocacy. These organizations offer webresources, local contacts and programming and links to national organizations. Including:
- ACLU’s National Prison Project remains the only national litigation program on behalf of prisoners. In its 30 year history, the National Prison Project (NPP) successfully represented over 100,000 confined men, women and children. The ACLU can help you and your congregations learn more about the important issues affecting our criminal justice system in order to become an effective advocates.
- Progressive Jewish Alliance, Los Angeles & San Francisco, CA
- Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, Boston, MA
- Jews United for Justice,Washington, DC
- Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, New York, NY
- Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Chicago, IL
- Jewish Community Action, Minneapolis, MN
- Jewish Prisoner Services International provides an international network for individuals and organizations serving Jewish prisoners and their families to share information and resources and raise consciousness about the issue of Jews in prison. It also makes Jewish educational, religious and cultural resources available to prisoners and formulates guidelines of service to Jewish inmates and their families before, during and after incarceration. JPSI functions as a resource center, clearinghouse, referral agency and conduit of information and assistance.
- The Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University is a non-profit legal clinic and criminal justice resource center that works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted and helps develop reforms to prevent wrongful conviction.