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YUPP Advocacy

Working with the

community to make a   real difference  in New Haven and Connecticut.

YUPP Advocacy seeks to address the prison-industrial complex and mass incarceration through lobbying, organizing, and innovative legislative advocacy. We work alongside and take direction from those in the community most affected by these issues.

We are always looking for new ways to amplify community activists and advance progressive policy in the Connecticut State Legislature and New Haven Board of Alders.

Below are our advocacy projects for the 2020-2021 school year.


The Vote

Working with James Jeter  and other Connecticut criminal justice groups to secure voting rights for Connecticut residents on parole. 

Reproductive Justice Inside

Supporting efforts to expand legislation on the rights of incarcerated mothers; advocating for access to menstrual products and coordinating delivery of menstrual product packs.



Building database of cases of police brutality in Connecticut. FOIA information on behalf of community activists and those who have been victims of police violence.


Impact Bar

Helping create a new legal bar association for formerly incarcerated and justice impacted people which will work to bring more justice-impacted people into the legal field.


Phone Calls

Working with the criminal justice organization Worth Rises and mothers of formerly incarcerated people to pass a free prison phone call bill in the Connecticut State Legislature. 



Working with formerly incarcerated people and community activists in the state legislature to end the inhumane practice of solitary confinement in Connecticut



Conducting research on parole and probation reform in Connecticut, engaging in legislative advocacy on the #FreeThemNowCT


Woman Against Mass Incarceration

Supporting a clemency campaign for women who have been incarcerated for 10+ years, are elderly, infirm, and/or have pre-existing health issues.