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Families for Justice as Healing

Jamaica Plain, MA | http://justiceashealing.org/
Joined in August 2014

About Us

Mission

At Families for Justice as Healing (FJAH) we organize formerly incarcerated women to join the movement toward creating alternatives to mass incarceration. Our membership advocates for community wellness, with women as a focus, and rejects the current U.S. drug policies that prioritize criminalization and incarceration. We believe that if we are serious about eradicating drug related illness, crime and violence we must commit to the evidence based solutions that address poverty, addiction and trauma.

Our staff is small and in need of funding. We are driven by the fight for basic human rights denied to the women and children we stand for. Our mission is huge but we know for sure that it's ordinary people that create extraordinary change. Help us by joining our membership and/or making a donation.

History:

FJAH was founded in 2010 inside the federal prison for women in Danbury, CT. Our organization's founder, Andrea James sought to create an organization with the crucial, yet often overlooked, focus on incarcerated mothers and the impact on their children.

When Andrea James was released in 2011, she carried FJAH back to her home community in Roxbury, MA. Since then, FJAH has been active building coalitions, advocating in legislatures, and raising awareness among of the need to end the war on drugs. From national rallies to summer camps for girls, FJAH is continually expanding and evolving.

Mission

At Families for Justice as Healing (FJAH) we organize formerly incarcerated women to join the movement toward creating alternatives to mass incarceration. Our membership advocates for community wellness, with women as a focus, and…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Women

Location

  • 42 Seaverns Ave
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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