ABOUT THE APA

DEDICATED TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM: SPECIALIZING IN

COMMUNITY AND POLICE RELATIONS

The APA is a grassroots organization dedicated to criminal justice reform, specializing in bettering community and police relations through  advocacy, education, and policy.

We partner region ally and nationally on various social justice issues, including campaigns focused on protocol for interacting/responding to the police, racism, political engagement, and violence.

APA ENSURES THE VOICES OF THE PEOPLE ARE HEARD

and that the community is included in the making of decisions that affect them. We host conversations in which community members, law enforcement, and local politicians have candid dialogue about the state of their community focusing on a plan to ensure a safe and healthy quality of life for all.

The Alliance for Police Accountability (APA) is committed to putting an end to racial profiling and police brutality. We are committed to putting an end to street violence by eradicating concentrated poverty. We are committed to take action against any form of injustice within the criminal justice system, creating necessary reform and reversing the war on drugs.

The APA is an alliance of diverse organizations and individuals working for justice .

We demand that those responsible for criminal justice and law enforcement be held accountable.

• EDUCATION • PARTNERSHIPS • COMMUNITY • POLICY

These elements combine to help create the environment where accountability becomes real.

The work of APA is grassroots and accomplished through civic engagement, advocacy, and using a variety of programming aimed at reaching multiple layers of community– from the youth to the politicians.

“Activism is Love,” is a youth leadership institute that teaches youth how to organize and mobilize around community and police issues with the goal of preparing young people for leadership, politics and the social justice movement. The program prepares them to launch their own campaign on issues important to them.

To see work of Activism is Love, check out the website developed by the youth. Www.ActivismisLove.org

“Operation Stay Engaged” is a program that educates the community on the political process, beginning with their local ward chairs and committee representatives, all of the way up to their U.S. Congressman. We strongly encourage voter registration and teach citizens to thoroughly investigate current politicians’ positions on the issues that affect their quality of life.

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