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What We Do

EJUSA combines the best of visionary thinking and practical doing, partnering with state and local organizations to provide grassroots leaders with the training, support, and tools they need to win campaigns.

We run two programs: one to repeal the death penalty and redirect resources towards crime prevention and services for victims’ families; and one to help crime survivors in underserved communities to advocate for the services, policies, and programs they need to rebuild their lives and reduce violence in their communities.

In the last few years:

  • Ended the death penalty in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, and Nebraska in collaboration with our state partners. Our work has also helped suspend executions or push other states to the brink of repeal.
  • Secured state funding to support families of murder victims in two states, putting them at the national forefront in recognizing this overlooked group of crime victims.
  • Supported local organizations working to prevent violence in communities of color in multiple cities across the country.
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