Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice: $100,000 a year for three years.
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) interrupts cycles of violence and poverty by motivating and empowering young people affected by or involved in the criminal justice system. Over the last year, CURYJ hosted community-building events that focused on criminalization, gentrification, and displacement; a leadership development afterschool program, and monthly community healing circles. In the coming year, CURYJ will continue to organize “Hands Off Dewey,” a campaign to prevent Dewey Academy, a small Oakland public continuation high school, from being razed for private development. To complement these campaigns, CURYJ continues to develop its coffee/cultural gathering place as a social enterprise effort.