The Survivors Alliance For Healing & Justice

One of CU’s core leadership development vehicles through which we work to engage individuals impacted by the justice system, community, and police violence is the Survivors Alliance for Healing and Justice (SAHJ). SAHJ brings together young people and adults who identify as survivors, including formerly incarcerated individuals, through transformative healing and justice spaces, working to shift narrative away from victim-perpetrator to addressing the root causes of trauma and advancing community justice reinvestment. SAHJ is currently working on an emerging effort to conduct community education and organizing around alternatives to incarceration to address gun violence in Chicago through a justice reinvestment approach.  

To learn more about SAHJ, please contact Jessica Estrada at [email protected]


The Rebirth of Greater Roseland 

The Rebirth of Greater Roseland (RGR) is an organizing alliance made up of grassroots and institutional partners that focus on collaborating towards a vision of uniting all residents with the purpose of investing in the revitalization of our beautiful communities. Our efforts focus on creating safe spaces throughout the community for everyone, investment in affordable and decent housing, supporting our long-time residents while providing resources for our young people to thrive and succeed, investing in job and business creation for those that live and work in Roseland, and help create an environment that will address trauma and healing for our community.

To learn more about the Rebirth of Greater Roseland, please contact Heather Barnes at [email protected].


Broken Winggz 

Broken Winggz is a survivor-led group whose mission is to give support to people who are paralyzed from gun violence, their families, and building alliances to advance a common goal for safe and healthy communities. 

Watch the recent virtual town hall organized by SAHJ and Broken Winggz leaders,  addressing the needs of survivors and formerly and currently incarcerated individuals during COVID-19. 

To learn more about Broken Winggz, please contact Eric Wilkins at [email protected].