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ccolingrimes@detroitjustice.org

We’ve moved!

It’s official, we’ve now moved into our new home — the LOVE Building! The LOVE Building is located at 4731 Grand River in the Core City neighborhood of Detroit. Its mission is to amplify social justice organizing, nurture creativity, and provide a community space that is inspiring, accessible, and responsive. At the LOVE Building we...
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In Memoriam

Today we mourn the loss of William “Bill” Goodman, an attorney known for his work on human rights and civil liberties and an avid supporter and colleague of DJC.
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MDRJN’s Second Restorative Justice Training for Detroiters

DJC’s Metro Detroit Restorative Justice Network (MDRJN) concluded its second community RJ facilitator training on Saturday, October 28th! We welcomed 11 incredible participants aged 22 to 65 and representing community block clubs, sexual violence crisis response teams, K-12 schools, community centers, and solution-minded community members!
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Seeding Abolition from within Our Relationships: On Building an Abolitionist Detroit Workshop Series

What does abolition look like as a creative practice? Ruth Wilson Gilmore reminds us that “abolition is about presence… it is building life-affirming institutions.” In this light, frameworks of defunding the police and getting rid of prisons can explain only a part of the abolitionist process. Abolition sees prisons in hierarchies, punitiveness, and opportunism that...
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Celebrating Five Years of DJC’s Fight for Freedom

At our celebration in August, we brought together over 160 partners, neighbors, supporters, and friends. We marked five years of DJC’s fight for freedom and raised nearly $20,000 to fuel our work. The room was filled with inspiration and an abundance of hope that we, together, can transform Detroit into a Just City!
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Statement on Porcha Woodruff

By now, word has spread about the false arrest of Porcha Woodruff, a Black woman who was accused of carjacking at eight months pregnant in Detroit. Woodruff was the victim of faulty facial recognition technology that misidentified her and a Detroit Police Department that refused to back down when it had so obviously mistaken her...
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In Memoriam

The Detroit Justice Center mourns the loss of Charles J. Ogletree Jr., a beloved law professor and civil rights attorney.
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Piloting Our First Restorative Justice Training for Detroiters

DJC’s Metro Detroit Restorative Justice Network (MDRJN) held its first restorative justice community circle keeping training this spring, reaching 14 participants, ages 18-70, who represent neighborhoods all over Detroit.
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In Memoriam

The Detroit Justice Center mourns the loss of Rev. Joann Watson, who was a civil rights icon and former city council member in Detroit. Watson was the first woman to serve as executive director of the Detroit branch of the NAACP. In recent years, we had the pleasure to connect with her through the Coalition...
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