Advancing Policy

We work to advance policies that create just and liberated communities. Our primary policy initiatives advance policing reform, reducing mass incarceration, and dismantling the school to prison pipeline. We work on local, state, and national policy initiatives.

Grassroots organizing is the heartbeat of our work. It is the only path to a truly just future. Organizing is the vehicle we use to advance our policy initiatives. Learn more about our work to build a fruitful organizing culture in Tulsa in our comprehensive report.

Policy Fellowships

Each year, we host multiple policy fellows to develop the next generation of justice and equity minded policy experts. These talented fellows work with us on advancing local, state, and national policy initiatives.

Demanding a Just Tulsa

Coordinated by the Terence Crutcher Foundation, Demanding a Just Tulsa is a coalition of grassroots organizers and advocates pushing the City of Tulsa towards justice. This coalition has successfully pushed the City to hold convenings on its Equality Indicators, showing the stark discrepancies in the justice categories.

Learn more about Demanding a Just Tulsa here.

Abolishing Qualified Immunity

Terence Crutcher Foundation founder, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher has joined other families who have experienced a loved one fall victim to police violence to push Congress to pass legislation that abolishes qualified immunity and increases accountability for police forces. Dr. Crutcher and the family of Botham Jean and Eric Garner have urged Congressional leaders that the experiences of families must be centered in the policy process.

Rapid Response

As an organization whose advocacy is rooted in community, we must be prepared to respond to community needs however it shows up. We know that community issues demand a community response.

  • ---> For example, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Terence Crutcher Foundation and our partners were there for our community by handing out free meals to those in need.
  • ---> Too often, police misconduct goes without consequences within departments.  We seek to hold Tulsa police officers accountable when they inflict violence on one of our community members. If you have had a negative interaction with the police, fill out the form below and a team member will be in contact with you.

Negative interaction with police form