Southern California

Criminal Justice Reform in California

Mass incarceration has drastic impacts on our communities — and Bend the Arc: Bay Area has joined a campaign to turn the tide.

Today, close to 135,000 Californians are in state prison, costing more than $62,000 each annually. We need to end the cycle of mass incarceration and we should be spending more money on education than incarceration, especially of non-violent offenders. 

Festival of Rights: LA Jeremiah Graduation

Join us for our annual Hanukkah celebration, Festival of Rights, honoring our graduating Jeremiah Fellowship cohort. These fellows have spent 6 months exploring the intersections of Judaism and justice as they built community and became leaders on local and statewide campaigns. This is an awesome opportunity to connect and build the Bend the Arc community and enjoy an early Hanukkah party together! We'd love to have you with us.