We send teams of elite attorneys into local justice systems to identify the drivers of incarceration and policy shifts that will most reduce incarceration. In our initial research phase, we talk with as many organizers, advocates, stakeholders and people with lived experience we can. And we do deep legal, procedural and data research to create a detailed map of the local system. Once we’ve built our network of people, stories and information and we’ve mapped out our core issues, we work with organizations and allies on the ground to educate and shift local officials, place articles and op eds in the media and focus community momentum so that it feels like an overwhelming cacophony of voices demanding the precise policy shifts that will create a safer, smaller and more just criminal system.