Become a JC 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. 

Member commitment

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:

  1. Fill out the membership form below, and you will be contacted to,

  2. Attend our new member orientation.

Take the first step toward becoming a
JC member

Our Mission

The Justice Committee (JC) is a grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City and empowering low-income Latino/as and other people of color to address these issues. Recognizing that true power can only be exercised by unified communities we prioritize developing the leadership of both youth and elders and strive to make our organizing a multi-generational effort. By building solidarity with other anti-racist, immigrant and people of color-led organizations, we seek to contribute to a broad-based movement for social justice.

Programs

Scroll down below this form to read a brief summary of a our three main program areas and let us know which if any current programs interest you. 

Programs I'm interested in: check all that interest you.

Tell us about yourself

As a small organization with limited resources we heavily rely on pooling our collective skills to move our work forward. There are so many different ways to volunteer including fundraising, social media, photography, videography and much more. Tell us a bit about what your most interested in doing and if there are any particular skills or experience that you would like to share with us.

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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, 

Member

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I'm a JC member to help to end police brutality in NYC. I joined to learn how to organize, resist the criminalization of marginalized people, and build community power. Justice Committee has a long history of serving the people in NYC.

- Divad Durant, Member

Program summary

 Families organizing & cases 

 Community Defense 

Policy Change

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.

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