Jails Action Coalition (JAC) Membership
- Membership in JAC will always be free and open to any person who believes in working collaboratively to promote human & civil rights, dignity and safety for people in New York City jails.
- We recognize that JAC members are volunteering their time. We understand that individual JAC members may need to move up or move back in terms of participation at different times in their lives or work. An individual can remain a member of JAC even if they are unable to participate regularly; however, they will not be eligible to hold a position on the Restorative Justice Committee.
- A member in good standing is a person who has been a member for 6 months or more and has diligently participated in monthly meetings, committee calls, or committee meetings and has participated in both an anti-oppression and a restorative justice training. Only a member in good standing may hold a position on the Restorative Justice Committee.
- Anti-oppression and restorative justice trainings will be made available for free periodically throughout the year.
Sub-Committees of JAC
- Sub-committees should circulate agendas to all JAC members 24 hours in advance and notes no more than 7 days afterward. By circulating agendas and notes we allow for transparency and full participation of all JAC members even if they cannot attend each sub-committee.
- As a volunteer run organization, we strive to be understanding when other obligations keep an individual from meeting these requirements. However, if an individual or a subcommittee continually struggles to meet these guidelines, it may promote a discussion of redistributing labor so that the subcommittee members do not feel unduly stressed or overburdened.