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About

Reclaim Justice Network is a collaboration of individuals, groups, campaigners, activists, trade unionists, practitioners and researchers and people most directly affected by criminal justice systems, who are working together to radically reduce the size and scope of criminal justice systems and to build effective and socially just alternatives.  A list of steering group members can be viewed here.

Download a pdf copy of the flyer. 

Aims

  • To promote genuine alternatives to criminal justice systems and social inequalities.
  • To advocate for social justice solutions rather than punishment as a response to social problems, inequalities and harm.
  • To campaign for a radical reduction in the size and scope of criminal justice systems.

What we do:

  1. We campaign around the need to radically reduce the size, scope and reach of criminal justice systems.
  2. We develop and engage people with resources that expose the realities and failures of criminal justice systems.
  3. We advocate and educate for social justice solutions rather than criminal justice reactions to social problems, inequalities and harms.

Motivating principles

  1. We believe that the current use and expansion of the criminal justice system is unsustainable, unethical and ineffective in responding to social problems and harms.
  2. We recognise that the criminal justice system exacerbates inequality, discrimination and marginalisation at a huge social, political and economic cost.
  3. We intend our work to be informed by and relevant to the experiences of those who are most directly affected by criminal justice systems.
  4. We work collaboratively, collectively and non-hierarchically.

To find out more and support this work, you can;

  • Tell us why YOU want to reclaim justice and support the campaign.  Use the ‘Get involved’ tab at the top of this page and comment on posts on the home blog page.
  • Share your useful links: On the resources page post your top links and publications for tackling penal excess.
  • Write a post for this blog and share your ideas, thoughts and learning about the nature of criminal justice and how to promote social justice solutions.
  • Get in touch via reclaimjusticenetwork@gmail.com .

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