Leadership In Action

JLUSA’s alumni network is activated and mobilized to drive policy reform and community reinvestment strategies that help advance JLUSA’s national efforts to cut the U.S. correctional population in half.

Past JLUSA-led campaigns serve as models for local and state advocacy campaigns designed to reduce the correctional population in U.S. prisons and reinvest in communities. The current #JustUS campaign, powered by JLUSA, exemplifies our commitment to elevating and empowering the leadership of directly-impacted people.


For the 70 million people living with a criminal record in the US, the penalties of a conviction last far beyond a sentence. The #WORKINGfuture campaign is committed to eliminating the devastating barriers to health, housing, and work — while restoring basic human dignity to all.


Addressing the Lack of Emergency Preparedness in the Criminal Legal System

Until the United States abolishes prisons, incarcerated people have the right to be safe in the event of man-made or natural disasters. We must mandate comprehensive solutions to protect their lives. No one deserves to die behind bars.