The Oscar Grant Youth Power Zone at the Fruitvale Transit Village opens in June 2024. Help us raise the final $500,000 needed to complete construction. Your donation fuels the movement to end youth incarceration in California!
Join us as we work to end youth incarceration in California within our lifetime.
Let’s replace punitive systems with a model that provides youth and their communities with the resources, opportunities, and programs they need to heal, grow, and thrive.
CURYJ was founded in 2011 by formerly-incarcerated community activists focused on ending the Fruitvale gang injunction, protecting the rights and amplifying the voices of young people impacted by state and community violence. In 2020, we launched an ambitious expansion campaign centered on the concept of the Youth Power Zone: an antithesis to the systematic disempowerment of policies like the gang injunction. These are zones envisioned as comprehensive alternatives to our current systems of policing and incarceration. Zones that uplift and hold all youth as sacred. Zones that promote power, belonging, and healing.
The Oscar Grant Youth Power Zone will serve as a model for community-led healing justice that can be replicated across the country.