Organizations & Resources
A police reform campaign proposed by activists associated with Black Lives Matter, launched in August 2015. The plan consists of ten proposals aimed at reducing police violence.
An educational nonprofit that aims to educate the public about how basic Bill of Rights protections apply during encounters with law enforcement. To accomplish this, Flex Your Rights creates and distributes media explaining individuals’ legal rights during a police encounter.
A nonprofit, educational, international organization comprising former and current police officers, government agents, and other law enforcement agents who oppose the current War on Drugs. Their goals are twofold: educate the public, the media, and policy makers about the failure of current drug policy and to restore the public’s respect for law enforcement.
Check out their speakers bureau to find a speaker in your area.
A nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to protecting the human and civil rights of individuals in their encounters with law enforcement. One of the central missions of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution or laws of the United States.
You can also check out this larger list of community, legal, and research organizations curated by National Police Accountability Project.
A nonprofit online journalism organization focusing on issues related to criminal justice in the United States. They aim to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.
Fatal Force - A Washington Post database of people shot and killed by police.
Fixing the Force - A Frontline project mapping Justice Department investigations of law enforcement agencies nationwide.
MappingPoliceViolence.org - A Black Lives Matter affiliated project mapping police violence.
PoliceMisconduct.net - A Cato Institute project that gathers reports of credible allegations of police misconduct.
The Counted - The Guardian’s database of people killed by the police in the United States.