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We amplify the power of directly impacted people by investing, educating, empowering, and elevating their voices, so they have the tools and resources to self-organize and advocate for themselves, their families, and their communities. Together we build an equitable, fair, and just U.S.

Who We Are

JustLeadershipUSA is led by directly impacted people and is dedicated to decarcerating the United States by educating, elevating, and empowering the people and communities most impacted by systemic racism to drive meaningful and lasting policy reform.

Where We Are

Our national, directly impacted Leaders have influenced decarceration and criminal justice reform efforts across the country since 2015.

What We Do

We invest in the advancement of formerly incarcerated leaders working nationwide to decarcerate the U.S.

Our Reach


Leaders served since 2015

45 states + D.C.

States represented


Initiatives powered by JLUSA
since 2015


Participants in 2020 JustUS campaign

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Ways To Support

At JustLeadershipUSA, we know that the people closest to the problem are also closest to the solution, but often farthest away from resources and power. That’s why we are on a mission to educate, elevate, and empower the people and communities most impacted by systemic injustice to drive meaningful and lasting policy reform.

But we can’t do it alone.

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The JustUS Coordinating Council (JCC) is a national collective of systems-impacted individuals, allied organizations, and partners across the U.S. that informs decision-making at the federal, state, and local policy levels.