National Organizations

Audre Lorde Project — SOS — Safe Outside the System (Brooklyn, NY)
Challenges violence that affects LGBTSTGNC people of color. Guided by the belief that strategies that increase the criminalization of our communities do not create safety, SOS creates strategies of community accountability to challenge violence.

Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking
We are committed to the development of community-based responses to crime and violence that strengthen social harmony and individual healing through dialogue, repair of harm, and peace-building by providing technical assistance, training, and research in support of restorative dialogue practices.

Challenging Male Supremacy Project (NY)
Involved in creating responses to violence that have the potential to build solidarity, create community, and support the healing of those who have been harmed while also challenging the male supremacist context within which the incident occurred.

The Colorado Anti-Violence Program
Seeks to address violence on a community-based level, not relying on police and prisons, rather developing our own processes that maintain the humanity of survivors, victims and those that cause harm.

Communities United Against Violence (San Francisco, CA)
Project includes peer-based counseling, direct assistance, education and outreach, grassroots organizing, and policy advocacy. CUAV works to build our communities’ capacity to respond to, heal from, and prevent all forms of violence.

Creative Interventions (Oakland, CA)
Seeks to shift education and resources back to families and communities. Places knowledge and power within the spaces where violence occurs, making support and safety accessible, stopping violence at early and multiple points of abuse, and creating possibilities for once abusive individuals and communities to evolve towards change and transformation.

Critical Resistance
Seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure.

Generation Five (Oakland, CA)
Through survivor leadership, community organizing, and public action, generation FIVE works to interrupt and mend the intergenerational impact of child sexual abuse on individuals, families, and communities. Meaningful community response is the key to effective prevention.

Incite! Women of Color Against Violence
A leading national activist organization of radical feminists of color building a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue, and grassroots organizing. Great resources for community accountability .Also pathbreaking books Color of Violence (2006) & The Revolution Will Not be Funded (2007)

Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective
Our Mission is to honor and resource healing traditions as tools for liberation and individual / collective transformation within our southern movements.

Philly's Pissed
Community accountability project that builds community-wide co-ordinated responses to sexual violence. Even though they no longer exist – there are great articles and downloads available on survivor support, community accountability, and more.

Philly Stands Up! practicing transformative justice to confront sexual assault
We believe in restoring trust and justice within our community by working with both survivors and perpetrators of sexual assault.

SpiritHouse (Durham NC)
Located in Duram, NC, works to support the empowerment and transformation of communities most affected by racism, poverty, gender discrimination and the school to prison pipeline through innovative grassroots programs, cultural arts and community collaborations.

StoryTelling and Organizing Project (Oakland, CA) of Creative Interventions
A community project collecting and sharing stories about everyday people taking action to end interpersonal violence. Stories of community-based actions — involving family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, community members — to stop, address or prevent interpersonal violence are accessible on their website and are great for ideas for developing your own.

Ubuntu (Durham, NC)
UBUNTU is Women of Color and Survivor-led who generate strategies and actions that prevent, disrupt, transform and heal sexual violence. Committed to “challenging oppression in all forms because we recognize that none of us is free until we all are. We are committed to envisioning a just and loving world.“

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