Coalition for Community Safety and Justice
Who We Are
The Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ) was founded by five Asian organizations — Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinatown Community Development Center, Chinese Progressive Association, Community Youth Center, and New Breath Foundation— formed to address long-standing issues of safety within the API community and to address and prevent violence, racism, and xenophobia.
We are united in our desire to make our communities safer and to call for short, medium, and long-term solutions. We believe that the people closest to the problem are closest to the solution.
Mission & Goals
The objective of the Coalition is to develop a holistic approach to address violence and racial inequity. Our goals are to build a culturally-competent API city-wide network that prioritizes violence prevention and intervention programs.
Communities must unite and work together to provide support and safety for all who need it. CCSJ aims to bridge the divide across racial and regional lines by promoting collaboration and equitable access to resources for all communities to thrive as well as reimagine what safety looks like.
Every Person Counts
community-based violence prevention
Funds to CCSJ have been applied to direct financial assistance for survivors, advocacy to ensure survivors receive the information and support they are entitled to from law enforcement agencies, and cross-cultural healing events and rallies to demand collaborative interventions to violence.
These interventions have included increased support for “ambassador” programs that model diversity and inclusion and that are actively connected to mental health, employment, education, and housing resources.
The safety of our communities is crucial, especially for those already facing deep inequity and instability. The instances of violent crimes and other incidents have traumatized victims, their families, and our community as a whole. We are united in our desire to make our communities safer and to call for short, medium, and long-term solutions. We believe that the people closest to the problem are closest to the solution.
A Special thanks to
San Francisco Mayor London Breed
City of San Francisco
San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Cynthia Choi, Chinese for Affirmative Action
Eddy Zheng (Consultant), New Breath Foundation
Lai Wa Wu, Chinese Progressive Action
Reverend Norman Fong, Chinatown Community Development Center
Sarah Wan, Community Youth Center of San Francisco