Community Justice Platform

Policies for district attorneys, from the people

Welcome to the first-ever road map for neighbors, community organizations, district attorneys committed to reform, and other Californians who are ready to make justice work! Use this “policy builder” tool to navigate through important issues that impact our communities and create your own Community Justice Platform. Print or email it to yourself and take it with you to your next meeting with your district attorney, hand it to them at the next Town Hall event in your community, or email it to them directly. Let’s show DAs across California exactly what we want them to do, for justice.

A special thanks to the staff at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), the labor movement, and the Coalition for a Just District Attorney in Philadelphia for their valuable contributions to this platform.


I care about
All Issue Areas
  • Ending Mass Incarceration
  • Ending Racial Disparities
  • Greater Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Accountability
  • Justice for All Impacted Communities
  • Surveillance, Privacy and Technology
All Impacted Communities
  • All Impacted Communities
  • Justice for Communities of Color
  • Justice for Immigrants
  • Justice for LGBTQ+ Communities
  • Justice for People Affected by Sex Work-Related Laws
  • Justice for People Impacted by Environmental Crimes
  • Justice for Victims and Survivors
  • Justice for Women
  • Justice for Workers and Consumers
  • Justice for Youth

Prioritize Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs

Justice for Victims & Survivors

End the Death Penalty

What are the most effective strategies to end mass incarceration?

Promote Greater Fairness and Equity in Charging, Sentencing & Criminalization

How can we ensure police are held accountable for unlawful misconduct?

Justice for Youth

What are some ways to reduce racial disparities in our criminal justice system?

End Racism in the Criminal Justice System

What can District Attorneys do to protect our communities from mass surveillance?

Proactively Build Trust Through Community Engagement

Reduce Pretrial Detention and Support Bail Reform