Become a JC member
The JC is a prime example of member driven organizing. They have been an asset to the Latino community in New York for many years. As a member I am proud to be part of the overall social justice movement, but more specifically working closely alongside an organization that holds a legacy of social justice work. The JC has been a phenomenal guide to building a personal voice as a New Yorker and Latino against oppressive institutions.
- Juan Aguirre,
I'm a JC member because I want to be part of an organization , a family, that works against police brutality/systemic oppression and for community power. As a Puerto Rican women, it means a lot to me that Young Lord Ritch Perez was instrumental in the org's manifestation, work, and vision. I joined because I was moved by the fact that JC worked closely with the families of people who have been murdered by police with the intent to create change while focusing on what the families want. That's why I'm on the families support team, which is what I enjoy most about being a member- getting to know people who've been through traumatic events by the hands of the state, and choose every day to push back and demand justice/accountability. It's an honor to not only offer up my time and skills for them, but to meet other folks in my city and community committed to the same work.
- Francis Perez - Rodriguez, Member
What is a JC member
Justice Committee members are people of color impacted by police and state violence that believe in the organizations mission and vision, and do what they can to make our collective vision of the world a reality. JC members believe in making the impossible possible using any and all tactics at our disposal. There are a variety of roles members can choose to play in the organization including leadership, educational, and support roles. JC members identify the organizations priorities, programs, and strategies. We would not exist or be able to do the work we do without the support and leadership of members.
All Justice Committee members agree to attend at least one organizational meeting, event, action or activity a month.
How to become a JC member
There are 3 easy steps to becoming a JC member:
Fill out the membership form below, and you will be contacted to,
Attend our new member orientation.
Families organizing & cases
Through our families organizing and case support program we organize, support, and develop the leadership of families who have lost loved ones to the NYPD and survivors of police violence.
Community Defense: We empower our community to hold law enforcement accountable and build people-led community safety through trainings and political education, Cop Watch, and developing safety mechanisms and projects that decrease reliance on police.
Policy: We organize and advocate for policy changes to strengthen police accountability and deter police violence. We conduct our policy work through our leadership of and participation in Communities United for Police Reform.