HOW TO USE THIS WEBSITE:

DEFUND THE POLICE

A one-stop-shop for organizers and advocates looking for tools, resources, and trainings to divest from policing and build safer communities

WHAT IS DEFUND THE POLICE?

#DefundPolice means divesting from institutions that kill, harm, cage and control our communities, and investing in violence prevention and interruption, housing, health care, income support, employment, and other community-based safety strategies that will produce safer communities for everyone.

Even as demands to defund police are being dismissed and attacked, communities are continuing to fight for divestment of funds, power, and legitimacy from police and other violent institutions that fail to produce safety while looting resources our communities need to survive.

We are building safety. We are building movements that will sustain our future. The demand is still #DefundthePolice. 

Check out this video highlighting ongoing campaigns to divest from policing and build safer communities produced by Interrupting Criminalization, and dive in! Learn more about how to use this site here or by watching this video.

NATIONAL RESOURCES

 

BROWSE OR SEARCH THE MAP BELOW FOR RESOURCES ACROSS THE U.S.

 

Where & how are organizers working to #DefundPolice? 

 

Click on a state, region or city to find local campaigns, resources, legislation & policies!

You can also find cities and states that have materials on particular topics by using the filters to the left of the map.

Once you find a city that has the type of materials you want, click on the city on the map. Then click the yellow “Visit City Page” button on the right hand side of the map. Once you are on the city page, use the filters to the left to narrow down to the topic or resource type you want.

ORGANIZING RESOURCES

 

LEGISLATION

Browse or search a national database created by Data for Police Abolition to find examples of legislation and policies to #DefundPolice

EVENTS

Meditation on Abolition: Zine Release Event

December 7, 2022
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6:30 pm est

Alternatives to Policing

December 6, 2022
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6:30 pm est

We Are Survivors!

November 30, 2022
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4:00 pm est

TRAINING VIDEOS

Defund the Architecture of Surveillance

No borders! No prisons! No cops! No war! No state?

Saving Our Own Lives: A Liberatory Practice of Harm Reduction

 

CANADIAN RESOURCE SITE

Borders don’t come between Black people demanding to defund police and invest in our communities. In a long tradition of global Black solidarity, communities across Turtle Island and around the world are sharing strategies and joining together to demand divestment from criminal punishment systems that kill, harm and loot resources from our communities, and investments in Black communities, and in genuine and lasting public safety.

Our intention is for this site and defundthepolice.org, which highlights struggles to defund police in Canada, to be read together as a shared tapestry of resistance.