Chuco’s Justice Center serves as a youth and community space, resource center and gathering place for organizers, artists, educators and organizations building a social justice movement in Los Angeles. The CJC works to challenge the criminalization and mass incarceration of youth and communities; police unaccountability and state violence (ie: police brutality, ICE raids, gang injunctions); or the creation and/or expansion of the prison industrial complex. The CJC is a collective space where the membership and organizations involved work together to provide shared leadership that is most beneficial to the community and larger justice movement.
When the YJC first started, we struggled to find free or low-cost space. We lived out of our cars and Kinko’s for two years. When we got our space, we made a commitment to provide low/no-cost space to grassroots organizing groups working to challenge the mass incarceration of communities of color, and/or addressing community and/or police violence.
- See more at: http://www.youth4justice.org/chucos-justice-center/about-the-space#sthash.EaBhZjKc.dpuf