Oakland & Sacramento · Black-led · Alternative Responders
The Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) aims to eradicate police terror in communities of color, support survivors of police terror, document police abuses, and provide the community with resources, legal referrals, and more. APTP has trained thousands of people in a rapid response model that is being implemented across the state of California and the country.
Black-led · School safety · Decriminalization
The Black Organizing Project is a Black member-led community organization working for racial, social, and economic justice through grassroots organizing and community-building in Oakland. Programs include opening a youth space and strengthening the community through art and history.
2018 mayoral candidate · co-founder of anti police terror
Cat Brooks has been a force for change as she engages in the work of accompaniment and struggle. Inspired by her own lived experience, she has spent her life organizing to bring an end to unjust systems that were built to sustain the privileges of the status quo.
Policy advocacy · community education · Police Accountability
The mission of the Coalition for Police Accountability is to advocate for accountability of the Oakland Police Department to the community so that the Oakland Police Department operates with equitable, just, constitutional, transparent policies and practices that reflect the values and engender the trust of the community.
Underserved communities · Resentencing
Named after Ella Baker, a brilliant, black hero of the civil rights movement, the Ella Baker Justice Center organizes locally, statewide, and nationally with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make communities safe, healthy, and strong.
Statewide Coalition · Black-led · Legislative Research
The Justice Teams Network is a network of grassroots activists providing rapid response to State violence across the State of California, specifically aimed at eradicating all forms of State violence & criminal acts against prisoners.
Alternative First Responders in Oakland
Don’tCallthePolice.com is a national directory of organizations equipped to handle non-violent situations in your city. Easily search for your alternative first responders by topics like housing, LGBTQ+, mental health, domestic violence & sexual assault, youth, elders, crime, and substances.Go to Oakland