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March 3, 2022

Prison Policy Initiative releases "new toolkit for advocates working to end mass incarceration"

Regular readers are familiar with my regular postings about the great work by Prison Policy Initiative on many topics related to prison policies and broader criminal justice practices. This is another such post flagging this PPI post noting its new "toolkit" sharing tips and lessons "learned over two decades of using data, visuals, and narratives to expose the harms of mass incarceration."  Here is how the post starts with links from the original:

we’re launching our new Advocacy Toolkit, a collection of guides and training materials that advocates can use to strengthen their campaigns to end mass incarceration.  The toolkit builds on lessons we’ve learned from our two decades of work to improve our criminal legal system. It provides skills-based guides on accessing public recordssecuring and organizing data, crafting persuasive narratives, and creating impactful visuals. It also includes issue-based guides on protecting in-person visits in prisons and jails, opposing jail expansion, and ending prison gerrymandering. We plan to add additional resources in the future.

Our new advocacy department created this toolkit as part of our expanded effort to support the people and groups on the ground doing the hard work to end mass incarceration.

While most advocacy departments organize campaigns, mobilize volunteers, and pressure decision-makers for change, ours is a bit different. We’re not looking to replicate the amazing work that thousands of people and hundreds of organizations are already doing to reform the criminal legal system. Instead, as a research organization known for using data visualizations and easy-to-understand narratives, our advocacy work aims to help these organizations leverage our expertise to strengthen their campaigns. 

March 3, 2022 at 10:28 AM | Permalink


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