The First 24 Hours

What to do in the 24 hours following a loved one’s arrest.

Local Resources

Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)

Neighborhood Justice Center

MN Freedom Fund works to eliminate cash bail from the legal system and offers bail assistance to those who have been arrested and are awaiting trial.

Help Seal My Record works to expunge criminal records of those who qualify. Visit the site to apply.

We Are All Criminals

National Informational Resources

Participatory Defense community organizing model that inspired We Resolve.

Silicon Valley De-Bug is dedicated to community organization, advocacy, and storytelling, and based out of San José, California.

The Marshal Project is committed to journalism about the criminal punishment system.

Vera Institute of Justice conducts national research and fights for policy reforms in legal systems in an effort to end the overcriminalization and mass incarceration of people of color and those experiencing poverty.

The Innocence Project fights to exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted by using DNA testing and advocated for reforms within the criminal legal system.