A Model for Decarceration That Works

Of the 85 formerly incarcerated people who’ve had full-time jobs at Planting Justice, only two have gone back to jail– 49 less than you would expect with the California statewide average. Our model for decarceration works, and it shows that people who are incarcerated can successfully come home, heal, and stay with their families and communities. Planting Justice is proving that we can end the cycles of incarceration that continue to impact primarily people of color, causing multigenerational poverty and suffering. We work to create opportunities for dignified, living-wage work, rooted in connection with the land, and holistic wellness support.

Leadership Development

Our staff are supported in their personal growth and have meaningful opportunities to become leaders in the organization. We see the value in each person and their ability to transform their experiences into gifts to offer the organization and others we are supporting in the community. We’ve seen men who’ve survived decades of incarceration step into classrooms, lead youth programs, and build entire programs from the ground up

The Impact
Jobs created
Recidivism at Planting Justice
Recidivism statewide in California
    • Planting Justice opened doors for me I never thought possible. In this environment, you’re not a number, you’re a person. You get encouraged to be in leadership positions, to introduce new things to the program. You have a lot of room to grow.

      1. Sol Mercado, Re-entry Coordinator
        Planting Justice since 2020