Social Justice Programs

Social Justice Collective (SJC)

The BOSS Social Justice Collective (SJC) encourages greater participation in civic and political processes by people with criminal records. 

The SJC works through the following strategies: 

  • Advocacy/Organizing 
  • Community Education 
  • Coalition-Building 
  • Leadership Development

Partners include: ACLU Northern California, All of Us or None, Black Women Organized for Political Action, Californians for Safety and Justice, Community and Youth Outreach, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Impact Justice, League of Women Voters Oakland, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform, Root & Rebound

California Reentry Providers Association

(More information coming soon)


Current SJC Activities


Advocating to remove 4,800 barriers that stand between returning citizens and successful reentry

Social Justice Collective Innovations Project 

Three cohorts of 10 returning citizens being trained on civic engagement 

Legislative Advocacy/Lobby Days

Advocating for public policies that better support those who impacted by inequity and injustice

Leadership Development

Educating participants on social justice issues —and how to share their stories to shape better policy

Voter Education and Registration

Educating and registering under-represented individuals to VOTE

Breaking Barriers

Policy summits bringing together justice system professionals with system-impacted individuals to support reform solutions 


Long-term goal: create a separate advocacy organization for lasting change