Black-led · Intergenerational · Restorative Justice
BLM Philly's vision is an inclusive, politically and economically self-sustaining and self-determining, healthy, and free Black community. They work to build local Black power and a healing, joyful, liberatory movement through grassroots organizing, political education, youth development, and coalition building.
Black-led · Abolition based
Black Philly Radical Collective is a new formation of long-standing, Black-led, abolition based organizations that have united in the fight against police terror and state violence.
Black-led · Prisoner Rights · Volunteer-Run
The mission of the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund is to end cash bail in Philadelphia. Until that day comes, they post bail for residents of Philadelphia who cannot afford to pay for their freedom. They work to bring to light the inequities of the use of cash bail in Philadelphia and advocate for the abolition of bail and pretrial detention in their city.
Youth Programs · Prisoner Rights
The Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP) is building a youth-led movement to end the practice of trying and incarcerating young people as adults. Through its work in the Philadelphia jails, YASP provides space for incarcerated young people to express themselves creatively and to develop as leaders both within and beyond the prison walls. Young people who have been through the adult court system are at the forefront of YASP, leading the movement to keep young people out of adult prisons and to create new possibilities for youth around the city.
Alternative First Responders in Philadelphia
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 Philadelphia