Million Dollar Hoods is a collaborative research project between UCLA researchers and several community-based organizations working to end the mass criminalization and incarceration of Black, Brown, and Native communities in Los Angeles. The project’s community partners are: Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Critical Resistance-Los Angeles, Dignity and Power Now, and the Youth Justice Coalition. These four organizations are currently united to build the L.A. No More Jails Coalition to stop a $2 billion proposal to expand the L.A. County jail system.

As part of the effort to decarcerate L.A., members of the Youth Justice Coalition are creating videos about the struggles of living in a Million Dollar Hood. They are also advancing alternatives to incarceration, such as larger investments in youth centers, affordable and free housing, jobs and community intervention workers/peace-builders in schools and communities. To see their videos and learn more about alternatives to incarceration, visit the No More Jails You Tube Channel.

To get involved in the campaign to end the mass incarceration of Black, Brown and Native communities in Los Angeles, contact the L.A. No More Jails Coalition or one of their member organizations.

See more videos on the YouTube channel