About the Coalition for Family Unity

Our Mission

The Coalition for Family Unity is a coalition led by directly-impacted and system-impacted people and supported by allies that addresses the impact of mass criminalization on families and family reunification. Our first goal is to expand the rights of family members to visit their incarcerated loved ones by establishing Visiting as a Right.

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Our Participants

The lead organizer is the Family Unity Matters Project of Legal Services for Prisoners Children.


Our Core Members are:

A New Way of Life
All of Us or None
California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC)
California Families Rise
California’s Impacted Families Project
Community Works
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)
East Bay Family Defenders
Essie Justice Group
Felony Murder Elimination Project
Families United to End LWOP (FUEL)
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Pride in Truth
Prison From-TheInside-Out Inc.
Re:Store Justice
Root & Rebound
Silicon Valley DeBug
Starting Over, Inc.
Young Women’s Freedom Center
Alliance for Boys and Men of Color
Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Homies Unidos
Project Amiga
San Bernardino
Free Them All
Mary Mac Homes,
Pillars of the Community San Diego