A Liberation Fund Funder's Briefing

Breaking Barriers: Paving the Way for a Historic Change

Ending Incarceration for Girls and Gender Expansive Youth in Los Angeles County


Thank you for interest in the Liberation Fund’s collaborative to reach and sustain full decarceration of girls and gender expansive youth (GGE) in Los Angeles County. This shall be a landmark win, using a blueprint that can be adapted and replicated across the U.S.

Our guest speakers—including Dani Kim (Co-Founder, Organizing Roots), Tia Martinez (Co-Founder, Organizing Roots), Ka’Lee Matthews (Liberation Fund Fellow, Young Women’s Freedom Center), Jessica Nowlan (President, Reimagine Freedom), and Abigail Richards (Co-Executive Director, Young Women’s Freedom Center)—shared profound data, lived experiences, and solutions that inextricably connect housing, economic instability, and gender violence to juvenile justice outcomes.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024
10:30 a.m. PDT
Virtual Event
A gender-based approach led by survivors is a key driver for creating liberation for all young people, so they can thrive socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. This is how we finish the job.
Lisa Small
Director Youth and Transformative Justice at Liberty Hill Foundation

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We’re done banging on the doors of the system to change. We are not waiting for Probation any longer. They have failed us, and they have abused us. The audience of this report will be ourselves–it will be our marching orders.
Dan Kim
Facilitator, Organizing Roots

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In order to do this work, you have to go through it. My past is my past, and my future is my future.
Ka’Lee Matthews
Young Women’s Freedom Center Fellow

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To get started, please contact Lisa Small, Director, Youth and Transformative Justice via email.

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