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Our Mission

We’re committed to cultivating a culture that’s community centered, restorative, trauma informed, and prioritizes a holistic approach towards healing and accountability.

Our Vision

We, the Cuyahoga County Jail Coalition, envision Cuyahoga county divesting from incarceration and transferring resources towards community care and rehabilitation. We envision Cuyahoga County democratizing justice and healing by antiquating the carceral system and its cultural attitudes. We envision community accountability to address the root causes of harm with alternatives to incarceration.

Our Values

We share a commitment to centering the leadership of people and communities directly impacted by all aspects of the prison-industrial complex in Cuyahoga County.

Our values in this work include:

  • Empathy

  • Integrity

  • Creativity

  • Centering Community Care & Healing

  • Abolishing Patriarchy, White Supremacy, and Oppressive Hierarchy in all its forms

  • Centering Community over Capital

  • Democratizing Skills

  • Resilient focus

  • Restorative justice

  • Bodily autonomy

  • Discipline not punishment

  • Trust

  • Coalition-Building

  • Internationalism and Anti-Militarism

Our Coalition

Black Lives Matter Cleveland

Black Spring Cleveland

Circle for Re-entry Ohio (CFRO)

Cleveland Lead Safe Network

Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus (CCPC)

End Poverty Now

Ensuring Parole for Incarcerated Citizens (EPIC)

Inter-Religious Task Force on Central America

Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH)

Ohio Student Association

Prison Abolition Prisoner Support (PAPS)

Puncture the Silence-Stop Mass Incarceration

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

NEO Survivors/Victims of Tragedy, Inc.

Tamir E. Rice Foundation

Workers World Party

 Cuyahoga County 

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