A New Partnership to Change the Conversation About Violent Crime

Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) is partnering with the NBA’s National Basketball Social Justice Coalition to change the conversation about violent crime in America. Our partnership focuses on bringing NBA and WNBA players who understand the impact of violent crime together with community stakeholders and local officials in communities disproportionately impacted by crime. Together, we will chart a path towards greater investment in community-based violence prevention and rehabilitation services proven to heal victims.

We kicked off our partnership August 1, 2022 during a town hall-style event to address rising violent crime rates in Washington, D.C. The event, held at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, featured a panel of local crime survivors, community-based service providers, legislators and players from the Washington Wizards and Mystics. The conversation was moderated by ASJ’s Jay Jordan, CEO and Aswad Thomas, Vice President.

Check back here for information about future events!