Criminal Justice

Injustice & Inequity in the Justice System

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We all lose when we lock people away. Incarceration denies the opportunities for rehabilitation and healing that are necessary for a person to fulfill his or her potential. This is a loss not only to the individual and his or her family but to society as a whole.


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  1. Mass Incarceration

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Seeks Series 

A Friend in Washington Project

This Spring, an unconventional Friend in Washington joins FCNL at 205 C. St. Joey Hartmann-Dow is a Young Adult Friend from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, currently collaborating with FCNL to create a series of comic books about citizen lobbying.

Update For some, gun violence looks like police violence 

Organize against police militarization with Advocacy Corps

Military-style weapons don’t belong in our streets. Not in the hands of civilians who can wreak carnage at a high school with an assault rifle. But also not in the hands of police, who, armed with tanks and grenade launchers, can look and feel more like an occupying force than officers sworn to protect and serve.

Update No More Gun Violence #EnoughIsEnough 

This morning, I put on my coat and joined FCNL staff on the sidewalk facing the Hart Senate Building. For 17 minutes, we joined the hundreds of thousands of school children, teachers, parents and allies all over the world who walked out of their classrooms and places of work, and with their bodies and voices, said enough is enough.

Press Release 25 Faith Organizations Push for Sentencing Reform in the House Judiciary 

Twenty-five faith organizations sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee today calling for comprehensive criminal justice reform that includes sentencing reform.

Update #MarchForOurLives Event at the Quaker Welcome Center 

March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC

Quakers and friends are gathering in DC for the youth led #MarchforourLives rally and march on Washington March 24th, 2018. FCNL will open the Quaker Welcome Center as a hospitality space to support Friends and allies who will be at the rally.

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