Prosecutors & Other Legal System Challenges

Our work challenges pervasive abuses of power by criminal prosecutors and other system actors.  We create accountability for officials who have historically acted with impunity, and we change entrenched narratives about the purposes and effects of criminal prosecution.  This portfolio replicates what Civil Rights Corps has done with modern debtors’ prisons and the money bail system: we use rigorous, innovative litigation; advocacy centered on directly impacted communities; and storytelling to change the legal discourse and cultural narrative around long-settled and entrenched norms that created and that perpetuate our country’s era of mass human caging.