Justice Teams Network started in 2018 to build power against systemic State Violence in all its forms. We are a statewide coalition of rapid response organizations across the state of California that will mobilize communities to respond radically to state violence. The Network will focus heavily on legislation as well as a public information campaign around the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights, the single largest obstacle to police accountability.
Today, we have eight member organizations:
Anti Police-Terror Project - Oakland and Sacramento, CA Chapters
The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. APTP is not a non-profit organization.
Black Lives Matter LA
The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
Law Enforcement Accountability Network
Our mission is to promote the victims of police brutality and their families and empower them to advocate for police transparency and accountability by:
Providing education and support to victims of police brutality and their families;
Creating a sense of social consciousness of the affect police violence has on family and the community;
Providing resources that will help victims of police brutality and their families heal;
Advocating for policy changes that promote just and dignified law enforcement;
Collaborate and network in coalition with other community and national partners to accomplish LEAN’s mission
Dignity and Power Now
Dignity and Power Now (DPN) is a Los Angeles based grassroots organization founded in 2012 that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families, and communities. Our mission is to build a Black and Brown led abolitionist movement rooted in community power towards the goal of achieving transformative justice and healing justice for all incarcerated people, their families, and communities.
Vallejo for Racial Justice
Vallejo For Racial Justice was founded to support families and individuals affected by police terror in Vallejo, CA; to seek justice for those harassed, abused, incarcerated, and murdered by Vallejo Police; to demand that VPD and enabling officials be held accountable; and to engage and mobilize people who are deeply concerned with police violence in our community through direct action, outreach, mutual aid, education, and empowerment.
Committee Against Police Brutality San Diego
Our main purpose is to take actions that will relieve the community of the degrading and humiliating harassment, the vicious beatings and abuse, and blatant murder of community members by police, sheriff and border patrol (SD law enforcement). We will independently research and document peoples complaints of police misconduct, investigate police shootings, monitor police activity and organize popular forums in the community, which will reveal the peoples specific needs and concerns, and then take actions that will have positive, long term effects on people’s lives.
Black Lives Matter Sacramento
Black Lives Matter Sacramento seeks to empower local communities that have often been on the receiving end of injustice, inequality, and disenfranchisement.
ACLU Southern California
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defends the fundamental rights outlined in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These include the right to freedom of speech and assembly, the right to religious freedom, due process of law, equality before the law and the right to privacy. The ACLU also relies on state constitutional provisions and federal and state laws that further these and similar rights.