TOOLS AND RESOURCES

 
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Community Land Trust Powerpoint

A community land trust is community-owned nonprofit that acquires, holds, and sometimes manages land, leasing it to others for residential, commercial, or agricultural uses. As part of our Economic Equity practice, we’ve developed this presentation for communities to use to help them set up community land trusts.

Letter to State Representative David LaGrand RE: Michigan House Bills 6455-6463

DJC and our partners at The Bail Project joined forces to address State Rep. LaGrand regarding our concerns with his proposed bail reform legislation. As the two organizations spear-heading the first large-scale revolving bail fund in Michigan, we are uniquely positioned to understand this issue from our work on the ground.

WAYNE COUNTY JAIL FACT SHEET

Wayne County has announced plans to build a $533-million dollar complex, including a new jail. Our fact sheet includes information on the jail project, data on the harms jails cause to individuals, families, and communities, and ideas for possible alternatives.

 
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"BECAUSE SHE'S POWERFUL" NATIONAL REPORT ON WOMEN WITH INCARCERATED LOVED ONES

DJC was proud to partner with Essie Justice Group on the first national survey of women with incarcerated loved ones. The new report, Because She’s Powerful: The Political Isolation and Resistance of Women with Incarcerated Loved Ones, asks and answers the question, what is mass incarceration doing to millions of women who have loved ones behind bars?