Who Pays? Partner Organizations

We partnered with Forward Together, Research Action Design, and 20 community based organizations in 13 states on a national community-driven research project documenting the experiences and resilience of families who have experienced incarceration.

Together, we produced original research, and we will develop campaigns and policy solutions for safe and thriving communities, and strengthen the national movement to end mass criminalization and mass incarceration. The report, Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families, was released nationally in September 2015.

Who Pays? highlights public safety solutions that focus on shifting resources away from prisons and punishment and reinvesting in the communities most damaged by incarceration.

Our Local Partners:

     BreakOUT!                                                         Center for Nu Leadership                                                                                 
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative                             DC Jobs with Justice          

Essie Justice Group                      Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged                                      

Partnership for Safety and Justice         Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency                

Statewide Poverty Action Network                   Workers Center for Racial Justice 

 Fathers & Families of San Joaquin          Direct Action for Rights & Equality (DARE)

Sunflower Community Action                                  The New Florida Majority                   



Voice of the Ex-Offender                                 Causa Justa :: Just Cause

Dignity and Power Now                           The Reentry Network for Returning Citizens


Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children


Prison and Family Justice Project

Our National Partners:

Forward TogetherStrong Families                          Research Action Design (RAD)


For more information about this project, please contact our National Campaigner, Azadeh Zohrabi: azadeh@ellabakercenter.org.