What we do
We are creating new models for justice and safety outside of Arizona’s punishment system.
Why we do what we do
Our purpose is to affirm the inherent and undeniable dignity of every person and the immeasurable worth of every community.
Our unique approach
Punishment doesn’t cultivate safety—relationships and human connection does.
Our punishment system isn’t ‘broken’—it is operating precisely as it was intended. Based on the belief that some human beings are irredeemable and expendable, it creates superficial safety for a few at the expense of many. This unsalvageable system cannot be made more humane. We’re building something better.
Together, we’re creating a world free of prisons and punishment, where reconciliation, truth-telling, and mutual interdependence foster healing instead of retribution.