Youth & Transformative Justice
Our Youth & Transformative Justice program seeks to shift power from punishment systems to people impacted by mass criminalization.
Transformative Justice at Liberty Hill
The scale and severity of Los Angeles County’s punishment system is a unique problem unmatched by any other county in the nation. The overreliance on mass incarceration adversely impacts communities of color and families.
To challenge mass criminalization of Black, Brown, Native American and Indigenous peoples, our Youth & Transformative Justice program seeks to shift power from punishment systems to people impacted by mass criminalization, dismantle these systems in Los Angeles County, and work toward reimagined approaches to justice that invest in communities rather than prisons and surveillance
We need a transformative vision of justice. Justice that is actually just.
To meet these goals, the Youth & Transformative Justice program will invest in these key areas:
Building the power and capacity of grassroots organizations to dismantle punishment systems by investing in the leadership of people who have been directly impacted.
Fighting to end the incarceration of girls and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming youth by building stronger, safer, and more equitable communities where they are no longer criminalized for the violence and discrimination they face.
Advancing reimagined approaches to community safety, justice, and accountability that are not rooted in current punishment systems.
Our Youth & Transformative Justice Work
California Funders for Boys & Men of Color
We are proud to be a part of the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color (CFBMoC), a statewide network of leading foundations that are aligning their efforts and resources to improve life outcomes for boys and men of color through systems change.
Ready to Rise: Helping Youth Learn, Succeed, and Thrive
Ready to Rise is a public/private partnership between Liberty Hill, the California Community Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Probation that expands opportunities and resources for programs that keep youth out of the criminal justice system and help those in the system successfully transition back into the community.
Our Kids, Our Future Fund
The Our Kids, Our Future Pooled Fund has raised millions of dollars in support of community organizing, leadership development, capacity building, and the piloting of innovative youth development programs with the goal of shrinking the number of arrests and closing youth jails to free up public funds to invest in youth development for low-income youth of color.
My Brother's Keeper
Liberty Hill is proud to be one of several Impact Organizations selected by The Obama Foundation to spearhead local efforts here in Los Angeles as part of the My Brother’s Keeper-LA (MBK-LA).
Brothers, Sons, Selves: Vision 2020 Youth Policy Platform
Developed in 2017, the Vision 2020 Youth Policy Platform compiles relevant research and feedback obtained from ongoing student focus groups, organizational surveys and coalition planning, along with youth leaders’ ambitions to create a more just world for boys and men of color.
From Pushed Out to Civic Leadership: A Case Study Brief of L.A.’s Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition
Informed by the tactics, principles and analysis of the Brothers, Sons, Selves, Coalition, the case study describes how the Coalition’s approach and key strategies allowed for the policy wins, implementation and replication to improve schools across California.
Youth of Color Leading the Way
Ending Youth Incarceration As We Know It