Families Against Mandatory Minimums
FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safeguard taxpayer dollars and keep our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM is helping transform America’s criminal justice system by uniting the voices of impacted families and individuals and elevating the issues all across the country.
American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU works in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the Constitution’s promise of liberty for everyone in the United States. The group believes that extreme sentencing laws and practices in US are keeping people in prisons for far longer than ever before, are not effective deterrents, and destroy a person’s chance at rehabilitation, reunification with family, and reintegration into society.
The Sentencing Project
The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
LatinoJustice works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education.
The Osborne Association - NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents
In partnership with diverse organizations and government agencies, this initiative raises awareness, promotes policy and practice change, and builds partnerships to ensure that children’s rights are upheld, important relationships supported, and their potential nurtured during their parent’s involvement in the criminal justice system. Go here to learn more about the See Us, Support Us campaign which focuses on increasing and improving ways to maintain the parent-child relationship during a period of incarceration, including through visits.
National Resource Center for Children and Families of the Incarcerated
NRCCFI is the oldest and largest organization in the U.S. focused on children and families of the incarcerated and programs that serve them. Based at Rutgers University, the group is focused on disseminating accurate and relevant information, guiding the development of family strengthening policy and practice, graining, preparing, and inspiring those working in the field, and including the families in defining the issues and designing solutions