The Appeal seeks to catalyze change within and to the U.S. criminal legal system. We define our impact as changes that reduce harm at a large, systemic scale; directly on individual lives; and shifts in public discourse—as well as significant steps towards these changes. 

The Appeal’s stories have sparked protests and grassroots activism, inspired legislation that reduces policing and incarceration, and shaped the national narrative about justice and punishment.

Read The Appeal’s 2022 Impact Report here.