JAIL EXPANSION IN BENTON AND WASHINGTON COUNTY DEFEATED!
Come and lead what's next to create wellbeing in our community. What investments can we make in housing, education, healthcare, and others that help our community and return greater wellbeing so that more of us can thrive?
It's also not over. Despite voters saying very clearly on the November 8th, 2022 ballot that they do NOT want jail expansion in NWA there is the continued effort to find ways to expand. Follow AJRC & join the mailing list to be a part of ongoing efforts to educate and push back on expansion and make the public & decision makers aware of investments that return greater economic mobility to our community and generate safety for us all.
WASHINGTON COUNTY LATEST!
2 ORDINANCES PASSED FOR RIGHT UNDER $19MM FOR JAIL EXPANSION USING ARPA DOLLARS.
WE ARE COLLECTING SIGNATURES TO TAKE THIS TO AN ELECTION OF THE PEOPLE. ONLY 8,000 SIGNATURES TAKES THIS TO A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE TO SAY AGAIN, NO TO JAIL EXPANSION.
Here at Arkansas Justice Reform Coalition, we will move forward policies and investments that will end mass incarceration led by the voice & power of the individuals and families impacted. Settling for no less than ending systems that cause harm & purposefully building with the community healing & caring investments in our future wellbeing.
WAYS WE HELP
Arkansas Justice Reform Coalition will show up for our community in the following ways:
Education & Awareness
Aligning with other orgs and individuals to identify areas for collaboration. Finding new areas that we can fill response need - coalition building
Educating decision makers & stakeholders
Honoring and amplifying the voices of victims of injustice
Working with impacted individuals to create caring responses. Currently through warrant clinics, car clinics, and food delivery
LEGISLATIVE & POLICY ADVOCACY
With this initiative, our goal is to stop the harm in place with current laws & policy. Instead, we are focused on appropriate responses to unmet needs in our community for poverty, homelessness, mental health, recovery services. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
DIRECT COMMUNITY WORK
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to connect directly in our community to create solutions of aid together via food networks, warrant clinics, pardon clinics, car clinics, etc. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
EDUCATION & NARRATIVE CHANGE
At Arkansas Justice Reform Coalition, we are dedicated to putting tools into the hands of all Arkansans to advocate against oppressive policies & laws. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
CONTACT ARKANSAS JUSTICE REFORM COALITION
PO Box 610, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702