A Majority of Board of Supervisors Support Legislation to Close SF’s Juvenile Hall by December 2021


*** PRESS RELEASE *** A Majority of the Board of Supervisors Support Legislation Authored by Supervisors Walton, Ronenand Haney to Close San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall by December 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 9 2019 Press Contacts: Sup.Walton’s Office: Tracy Gallardo 415-509-7266 tracy.gallardo@sfgov.org; Sup.Ronen’s Office: Carolyn Goossen 415-370-5621 carolyn.goossen@sfgov.org; Sup.Haney’s Office: Abigail Rivamonte Mesa 415-964-6120,...

Young Women’s Freedom Center Applauds Plans to Shut Down San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall by 2021


For Immediate ReleaseMarch 21, 2019   Press Contact:  Jessica Nowlan,  jessica@youngwomenfree.org   ***PRESS RELEASE***Young  Women’s Freedom Center Applauds Plans to Shut Down San Francisco’s  Juvenile Hall by 2021**********   SAN FRANCISCO – The Young Women’s Freedom Center applauds and  supports San Francisco Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Shamann  Walton’s plans to draft legislation to mandate the closure of San  Francisco’s Juvenile Hall by December...

Ally Action: Support SB 555


1. READ THIS SB 555: The Jail FACTS ActThe Jail FACTS Act, authored by State Senator Holly Mitchell, will reduce the heavy financial burden placed on the families and support systems of incarcerated individuals. SB 555 aims to eliminate the exorbitant costs of communications (including phone calls, video visitation and electronic communications) regulate the prices for...

Alezandra Zaragoza Melendrez


Freedom Research Institute President Pronouns: She/Her Alezandra is a Latinx critical educator and community-based scholar who was born and raised in Chula Vista near the border, with ancestral roots in Baja California and New Mexico. Professionally, Alezandra comes to her work as a researcher and a former special education public school teacher, teaching in the Bronx...

#2BFREE TOP 10 OF 2018


In 2019, we are unveiling a strategic, multi-pronged plan for system transformation focused on the decriminalization and decarceration of young women, girls, and TGNC folks of color.   We are grateful for your continued support and hope that you will continue to stand with us as we work to co-create a world where we...