About

The JustUS Coordinating Council (JCC) is a national network of systems-impacted individuals across all 50 states, including D.C., that informs decision-making at the federal, state, and local policy levels. 

The JCC is the connective tissue that demands change through creating a united purpose for a united voice to establish a united power.

Our mission is to enhance quality of life for justice-impacted individuals by dismantling the policies that uphold systemic oppression and marginalization rooted in racial inequalities and collateral consequences in order to restore human dignity.


There is a persistent relationship between poverty, inequality, and mass incarceration and, for too long, the people closest to the problem have been closest to the solution but furthest from the resources and power to advance positive change. Shifting the status quo requires investing in the sustained leadership of people directly impacted by the criminal legal system and standing alongside them to propel change. That is why we are launching the JustUS Coordinating Council (JCC).

The JCC is a national network of systems-impacted people, that is led by a steering committee of leaders who no longer demand a “Seat at the Table” but are instead BUILDING OUR OWN.” The JCC is charged with setting forth a new national vision and set of actions that advances opportunity and justice for those harmed by the criminal legal system; repairs and restores rights and opportunities; and establishes hope to individuals and families to fully heal communities.

The JCC is made possible by funding from the Justice and Mobility Fund, which is a collaboration launched by The Ford Foundation and Blue Meridian Partners with support from Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies.