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    Health and Justice Recovery Alliance

    The Traffic-Stop-to-Prison Pipeline: What Do the Data Show?  

    King and Spokane Counties, WA

    Traffic stops are a key entry point to the criminal legal system, and a growing body of research has uncovered racial bias in traffic stop behavior resulting in racial and ethnic disparities in traffic stops and traffic stop outcomes. In places like King and Spokane Counties in Washington, racial bias in traffic stops may be a significant factor in the disproportionate legal system involvement of Black people (data provided by the American Equity and Justice Group showed that Black people in King County experience over 30 percent of criminal convictions while constituting less than 10 percent of the population, and in Spokane County experience over 10 percent of convictions while making up less than 2 percent of the population).   

    With Catalyst Grant funding, the Health and Justice Recovery Alliance will uncover, disrupt, and dismantle the traffic-stop-to-prison pipeline for and with communities of color in King and Spokane Counties. They will develop and field a survey asking community members about their demographics and experiences with traffic stops over the past five years. They will also identify and partner with community members who want to share their stories about how it feels during traffic stops and the outcomes of those stops. The findings will be synthesized in a report and shared with community members in a virtual education and advocacy session.  


    2022 Grantees

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    Alabama Appleseed
    Jefferson County, AL

    Baltimore Witness
    Baltimore, MD

    Casa San José
    Allegheny County, PA

    CHOOSE 180
    King County, WA

    Equiticity Racial Equity Movement
    Chicago, IL

    Felony Murder Elimination Project
    Los Angeles, CA

    For The People
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    Gemeinschaft Home
    Harrisonburg, VA

    Health and Justice Recovery Alliance
    Spokane, WA

    Invisible Institute
    Champaign County, IL

    James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
    Cook County, IL

    Milwaukee, WI

    Kheprw Institute
    Indianapolis, IN

    Kilometro Cero
    San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Lone Star Justice Alliance
    Dallas, TX

    Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development
    Dane County, WI

    New York City Anti-Violence Project
    New York, NY

    One Love Global
    Lansing, MI

    Open Austin
    Travis County, TX

    New Orleans, LA