More powerful together.

Explore the solutions

The Roadmap began as a group of advocates joining forces to push interconnected legislative action in our state to address the criminalization of immigrants and Black and brown communities. United as a platform, we shine light on the way our criminal and immigration legal systems interplay to separate, isolate, expel, and cage people. The Roadmap is a guide for New York’s elected officials to address some of the worst harms caused by these systems.

Explore the solutions

Winning the fight, changing the narrative.

Together we have celebrated significant wins, including bail reform, justice for domestic violence survivors, sentencing reform to protect immigrants from deportation, driver’s licenses for New Yorkers regardless of immigration status, the repeal of 50‑a, and keeping ICE out of our courts.

In the 2020 elections, New Yorkers gave the legislature a mandate to enact more bold and progressive changes -- rejecting millions of dollars in baseless fear‑mongering political ads.

Looking ahead.

With new members in our State legislature and new opportunities for transformative change , we are once again calling on New York to address our racist and anti-immigrant legal systems, and pass the entire Justice Roadmap into law.

Expanding our reach.

Our numbers continue to grow as we develop regional coalitions across New York State and ensure that we can uplift voices statewide on these important issues.

Decarcerate the Hudson Valley

is a coalition of community-based organizations, formerly incarcerated and directly impacted people, organizers and advocates in Westchester and the Hudson Valley who envision a world without cages. We work together to dismantle systems of criminalization and incarceration locally and across New York State with the understanding that they are built on white supremacy, target Black and brown communities and criminalize poverty. We fight to create alternatives that advance justice and liberation and build a world where all of our communities have what they need to thrive. To get involved, email Katie at [email protected].

Long Island Social Justice Action Network (LISJAN)

Transformative change to the criminal legal system in New York cannot be achieved without building the statewide power of Black and Brown communities who have been targeted, brutalized and disenfranchised by this system. LISJAN is building that power in Long Island. Through joint actions based on Long Island, we work to affect meaningful change and abolish systems of oppression. To get involved, email Serena at [email protected].

Free the People WNY

is a coalition of formerly incarcerated people, directly affected people, activists, organizers, and attorneys that envision a world free from the violence and death of mass incarceration. We act together to dismantle a justice system built on white supremacy and oppression, one that dehumanizes people, and we work to create in its place anti-racist systems with the values of collective liberation and true justice at their core. To get involved, email [email protected].