Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families

Led by Forward Together and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights with the support of Research Action Design and 20 grassroots partners, this report proves that the costs of locking up millions of people is much deeper than we think — when we lock up individuals we also break apart their families and communities. This new report reveals the overwhelming debt, mental and physical ailments and severed family bonds that are some of the hidden consequences of incarceration in the United States. The situation is dire, but a better approach is possible according to the report, which suggests critical and achievable family-centered reforms.


This political education curriculum, developed by Forward Together and Western States Center, supports social justice organizations to build a shared understanding of abortion as one aspect of reproductive and sexual health; explore abortion access through the lens of racial, economic and immigrant justice; and find pathways to action in support of abortion rights. Click here for the full “We Are Brave” toolkit from the Western States Center.

Keeping Our Families Strong

A handbook for nail salon workers and owners to shift toward less toxic products and practices to ensure that their businesses are ready for the transition to a green economy, as well as to protect the health of their families.