Accountability for Dearborn

Accountability for Dearborn's Guide to Abolition is a resource for everyone who is curious about carceral abolition, who needs help approaching conversations of abolition, who isn't sure what kinds of policies to advocate for as an abolitionist, or who is looking for additional resources to learn more.

This resource contains:

  • Introduction to abolition and basic definitions.

  • Modeled dialogues, addressing common questions about abolition.

  • Guide to policy change.

  • Reflection exercises.

  • Additional resources.

Illustrations for this book are created in partnership with For the Binat and the Handala Coalition.

Demand Civilian Oversight of the Dearborn Police Department

We demand a safer city for all people who are impacted by the city of Dearborn's policing practices. We demand the city of Dearborn establish an Independent Civilian Oversight Commission of the Dearborn Police Department to protect civil rights, ensure transparency, provide greater accountability, help manage risk, and support a healthy community.

Sign the Petition!

We are collecting online signatures from all individuals connected to or impacted by policing in Dearborn. Push our policy makers to recognize the urgency of civilian oversight for the Dearborn police. Add your name to the petition, share, and promote!

Discover the work we are doing, and ways you can plug in to make change in Dearborn.

We are creating a resource of non-police responders that can be contacted in times of crisis.

Discover data on Dearborn policing calls to service, citations, and arrests contextualized with historic and scholarly research.

Learn about the ways our city's charter, spending priorities, and city officials all uphold racist policing in Dearborn.

Racism defines policing In Dearborn. It's time for change. We demand transparency, accountability, and divestment from Dearborn police.