In the summer of 2020, defunding the police became a global movement, fomented by numerous police-involved deaths. Given our longstanding work alongside criminalized folks, peer-led organizations, and survivors of police violence, defunding the police aligns with our decades of advocacy.
Pivot supports efforts to defund police and shift public resources into evidence-based solutions that reflect the needs and capacity of directly-impacted communities. We know that people with lived and living experience have the expertise to address conflict, crisis and harms in their community, but we also know that many of these folks are living in situations worsened by austerity and exclusion. We are working to imagine a world where people can have their survival needs met and be supported as first responders in their own communities.