Committees

Committees are groups of Initiate Justice Members and allies who want to remain active participants in one or more areas of the work we do to end incarceration. Each committee is led by a staff member and all meetings currently take place via zoom. Education for all committee commitments is provided regularly and you do not have to be a member to get started!

Learn more about Advocacy Committee

Advocate for legislation and participate in lobby events

Learn more about Inside Membership Committee

Communicate and support our Inside Members by responding to mail and adding interested members to our database.

Learn more about Inside Organizing Committee

Help train new Inside Organizers and support their efforts by reviewing/sorting curriculums as they come in.

Learn more about Outside Membership Committee

Create community engagement by brainstorming on topics like our Chapters, Member Meetings, and special events.

Learn about Healing Committee

Support the emotional health of our membership through grounding meditations and healing events.

No. Our committee meetings are open to anyone who is interested in supporting the work of that committee! Being active in at least one committee, however, is a requirement to become an Outside Member.

Committees meet as often as necessary to complete tasks, but at least once per month. Each committee has a different special focus and they work together to give advice and help make decisions. The only requirement is to remain engaged with the work, and to be respectful. The primary benefit of committee involvement is the opportunity to be directly involved in the decisions made and the directions set in our work to end incarceration.

Awesome! Joining a committee is one requirement of being a member. The other requirement is to attend three monthly meetings. You can read more about our membership structure here: https://www.initiatejustice.org/outside-membership-structure/.