Spring 2020 Application Open!

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for the next Institute of Impacted Leaders cohorts in Sacramento and the Inland Empire!

Please fill out this form to apply to join our cohorts in Sacramento OR the Inland Empire, taking place weekly from March until June 2020.

Sessions will be once a week from 6:30-9:00pm, beginning Tuesday, March 3rd for Sacramento, and Thursday, March 5th for Corona.


DEADLINE: FEB. 21, 2020

About the Institute of Impacted Leaders

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Initiate Justice’s Institute of Impacted Leaders is a 12-week organizing training program designed for people directly impacted by mass incarceration.

Participants learn about community organizing, how the policy process works in California, how to change statewide laws, and how to advocate for themselves and their loved ones in prison.

Practical activities include an advocacy day at the California State Capitol and in-district advocacy visits. Institute participants and graduates develop campaigns to win freedom and safety for all. All materials and travel are paid for by Initiate Justice, and graduates receive a $500 stipend upon completion.

After the program, graduates of the Institute take the skills they learn and go into state prisons to train our Inside Organizers. They also become Outside Organizers who help lead our work through our member action committees.