• #InclusionPolicyInstitute = the "liberty and justice for all"
    advancing policy think and do tank of Social Change.

     

    See What We're Doing Proactively to Protect People's Rights
    & Fight for a More Fair, Just Nation. . .

  • Defending Liberty & Justice

    • Oppose Efforts that Prevent Judges from Giving People Sentences that Fit their Offense
       
    • Oppose Efforts to Increase the Likelihood of Police Misconduct
       
    • Fight Against Unconstitutional Measures Like Stop & Frisk
       
    • Unjustified Sentence Enhancements
       
    • Push Back Against Efforts To Keep People in Jail or Prison Longer than Necessary

  • Police & Community Relations

    • Allow people who have turned their lives around to serve their communities as officers
       
    • Update use of force policies & de-escalation protocols to prioritize preserving life
       
    • Fully fund policing efforts that have significant community participation
       
    • Stiffen penalties for falsified police reports
       
    • Protect officers who root out bad apples
       
    • Preserve complaint records

  • Decriminalize Poverty

    • Provide free electronic monitoring for those who cannot afford bail and are not a danger to the public
       
    • Stop arresting hard-working people who simply don't have enough money to pay unpaid tickets (that lead to a licenses suspension) or child support
       
    • Make traffic court an administrative court & use the money saved to fund workforce development programs so people can work.

  • Sentencing & Jury Reform

    • Give judges the discretion to give appropriate sentences (vs. mandatory minimums and enhancements)
       
    • Allow re-sentencing for those who were given unduly harsh sentences for offenses that now only yield a ticket or probation
       
    • Modernize the jury selection process so a broader, more diverse pool of people are drawn upon

  • Remove Barriers to Employment & Ownership

    • Increase Access to Sectors (e.g. tech) Where Minorities Are Underrepresented
       
    • Remove Legal Barriers Preventing People from Getting Jobs
       
    • Ensuring Hiring Standards Provide Equal Opportunity
       
    • Help People Access the Occupational Licenses Needed to Start Businesses
       
    • Increase Access to Capital

  • You + Us = More Change