LIVE FREE was Founded in 2011 to:

  1. Build power and agency in communities by reimagining public safety and increasing civic engagement.

  2. Eradicate gun violence, mass incarceration, and mass criminalization.

LIVE FREE BELIEVES THAT:

Truth. There are evidence-informed solutions to community issues that influence our work. As truth tellers, it is vital to be a reliable source of information and resources. 

Freedom and safety are human rights. Democracy is a right, and it has to be consistently curated to ensure that all communities are free and safe. 

Transformed people transform communities. Providing essential resources through proven programs, policy/advocacy, and messaging will lead to real transformation and healing in our people and in our communities.

Faith and culture must be leveraged to drive change. Faith and culture reflect and inform our shared understanding of justice and equity and can accelerate change. 

It will take all of us. Everyone has been affected by gun violence, mass incarceration, and mass criminalization, and everyone must be a part of the solutions to eradicate gun violence, mass incarceration, and mass criminalization.