Community Engagement

Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ)

The Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ) is a group of four Asian Pacific Islander (API) organizations — Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Association, New Breath Foundation, and Community Youth Center San Francisco — formed to address the safety of the API community against violence, racism, and xenophobia.

Our goal is to build racial solidarity while increasing public safety, through culturally competent, city-wide networks and programs that prioritize violence prevention and intervention.

Key activities:

  • Community Safety Infrastructure: Streamline assistance for API victims and survivors of crime through a city-wide social services infrastructure that supports their healing and long-term recovery. A community-based body will be formed to implement the planning and execution of the recommendations.
  • Community Outreach and Victim Wrap-around Services: Expand and leverage multiple outreach programs, aligned with CCSJ’s values, in Chinatown and other high-need districts. The outreach includes skilled street teams that will increase visibility and deepen relationships with the residents and businesses in each neighborhood. The community response team specializes in addressing violence on the street or at school, with assessment, intervention, mediation, referral and follow-ups as appropriate. For victims of violence and crime, the team provides wrap-around services to individuals and families to support them in their recovery.
  • Community Healing and Restorative Justice Programming: Prioritize restorative justice work as the model to bring communities of color together and build trusting relationships. Restorative justice will help bring a shared understanding across people from different communities to promote racial solidarity.

CCSJ has established a special Victim and Survivors Fund that will share 100% of all donations with affected individuals and families to provide financial assistance for their immediate needs. Please visit the GoFundMe page below for more information.

For more information, please contact 415-775-2636 or

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