NBWJI Mission

We research, elevate, and educate the public about innovative, community-led solutions to address the criminalization of Black women and girls. We aim to dismantle the racist and patriarchal U.S. criminal-legal system and build, in its place, pathways to opportunity and healing.

 

We envision a society that respects, values, and honors the humanity of Black women and girls, takes accountability for the harm it has inflicted, and recognizes that real justice is healing.

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Guiding Principles

Data Driven

We ground our work in evidence and data.

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Race and gender equity

We believe that an intersectional framework is critical for eliminating racial and gender bias in our criminal legal system. 

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Elevate and amplify community expertise

We center and uplift the voices and experiences of Black women and girls who have been affected by the criminal legal system.

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Healing

We believe that creating opportunities for healing is the true meaning of justice.

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