Ending Criminalization: Justice Not Jails

Rev. Dr. Larry Foy
Rev. Dr. Larry Foy, Justice Not Jails program coordinator

What Do We Mean by Defunding the Police?
Help us Re-imagine Public Safety

As we return in July to our monthly Justice Not Jails meetings, we want to provide space for reflection, dialogue, and mobilization on the issues impacting our community.

First and foremost, we want to dig deeper into the events and issues surrounding the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other Black lives lost to police violence. We will discuss what “defunding the police” means, what alternatives could be funded, and next steps toward re-imagining public safety.

Join us to dig deeper into our vision of abolition and racial justice transformation.

Learn more about how you can make a difference in your congregation, community, and home.

Join us as we continue our discussion on re-imagining public safety in our communities in the wake of mobilization efforts to defund law enforcement and making reinvestment in real solutions that foster equity and building a beloved community.

At our August meeting we will gain more clarity and understanding with respect to current proposals around defunding. Together we articulate the “lies” versus the “truth” regarding the impact of defunding. We will have time to dialogue on our vision of public safety from transformative values and a community-centered perspective as an alternative to the current “law, order, and punishment” model imposed upon communities of color.  

August 6 JNJ Agenda

  • Centering on Non-violence as Tool for Creative Change
  • Updates on Black Clergy for Black Lives
  • Defunding Efforts in LA County
  • Actions We Can Each Take Toward Public Safety
  • Call to Action 

We look forward to seeing you!

Rev. Dr. Larry Foy
Los Angeles Regional Organizer
Justice Not Jails Coordinator