Justice Now

Justice Now is an organization that works with people in women’s prisons and local communities to challenge gendered violence and build a safe, compassionate world without prisons.

In 2016, NIRH partnered with Justice Now to monitor and implement the Anti-Sterilization Abuse Bill (SB 1135) and create a compliance report that would examine its’ implementation in state and local prisons and Juvenile facilities across California. The organization sent two rounds of Public Record Act requests to all 58 counties to gather information on their sterilization polices and to ascertain whether sterilization procedures had been performed. Using the responses, they developed grading/scoring metrics to evaluate compliance with SB 1135’s policy.