Who We Are

The Montana Coalitions for Public Safety is a diverse group of Montana based organizations dedicated to working with lawmakers and law enforcement to build a just, fair, and accurate justice system that makes Montana safer for everyone.

WHO WE ARE:

Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity-Montana is driving long-term solutions to Montana’s biggest problems. AFP-MT recruits and unites Montanans behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives through a culture of mutual benefit, openness, equal rights and self-actualization. A society where government is limited to its comparatively advantaged role and people succeed by making others better off.

The ACLU of Montana envisions a fair, equitable, and free Montana that welcomes and celebrates diversity of all kinds. In our Montana, everybody is treated with dignity and respect, and has equal access to rights and freedoms. We work to hold the government accountable to all who live in Montana, with a particular focus on those who have been historically (or continue to be) disenfranchised, including Indigenous people and people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and families, the poor, and those with disabilities.

The Montana Innocence Project is dedicated to providing free legal and investigative services to wrongfully convicted Montanans, working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions, and helping the exonerated reenter society and rebuild their lives.

The Montana Chamber of Commerce exists to create and sustain an optimal business climate, business prosperity and a strong Montana economy. Through advocacy, education and collaboration the Chamber works to provide an empowered and educated workforce, reduce business growth obstacles, and advance positions that promote success for Montana businesses.

Disability Rights Montana litigates on behalf of individuals with disabilities to insure their rights to employment, education, health care, transportation, housing, and other services. Disability Rights Montana also engages in efforts to promote the rights of individuals with disabilities — such as, information and referral, training and technical assistance to service providers, state legislators and other policy makers, conducting self-advocacy training, and raising public awareness.

The Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development. MCADSV works to eliminate all forms of oppression and is committed to speaking out about the connections between domestic and sexual violence and other forms of oppression. In addition, MCADSV provides support and training opportunities for organizations and communities across Montana and encourages increased awareness and understanding of domestic and sexual violence. MCADSV envisions a Montana that honors individual dignity and celebrates diversity, equality, and peace.

The Montana Human Rights Network is a state-wide organization based in Helena and made up of individual members and local affiliate groups across the state. The Network’s mission is to organize Montana residents to realize their power to create pluralism, justice, and equality in their communities. We challenge bigotry and discrimination, support marginalized people, and advocate for legislation that honors everyone’s basic rights.

The Montana Budget and Policy Center is a nonprofit organization working to advance responsible tax, budget, and economic policies through credible research and analysis in order to promote opportunity and fairness for all Montanans.

The Montana Racial Equity Project is a BIPOC-led nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that advocates equity and justice for historically marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed peoples in Montana. We educate, train, and activate organizers, individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, and businesses to invest in interrupting racism, bigotry, and prejudice whenever encountered.

The Frontier Institute is an independent, Montana-based think tank that elevates objective research and powerful stories to cultivate informed civic leaders dedicated to breaking down government barriers so that all Montanans can thrive.

Rural Justice Initiative at The University of Montana
RJI collaborates with local, State and Tribal stakeholders to support evidence-based criminal justice policy that integrates the needs and experiences of rural and indigenous communities.

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