About the Coalition

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Protecting Our Rights through Pretrial Reform

The Care First California Coalition is an alliance of community organizations, directly impacted people, state and national advocacy groups, civil rights advocates, and public defenders who seek to replace the carceral system with a system that provides support and care for all people in need. 

We have joined together to promote comprehensive pretrial reform through our legislative model “Preserving the Presumption of Innocence” (PPI) that ends money bail, rejects risk assessments, dramatically reduces the number of people eligible for pretrial incarceration, guarantees due process rights and develops community based pretrial services and supports for survivors of crime, completely independent of law enforcement.

Care First Coalition Partners

Californians United for a Responsible Budget | Care First Kern County | The Bail Project | Bend the Arc | Civil Rights Corps | California Coalition for Women Prisoners | Decarcerate Sacramento | Decarcerate Orange County | Dignity and Power Now Essie Justice Group | Human Rights Watch |  Justice 2 Jobs | JusticeLA | La Defensa | Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area | Racial Justice Coalition of San Diego | San Bernardino Free Them All  | San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project | Silicon Valley DeBug | Trans Lifeline | Young Women’s Freedom Center | White People for Black Lives