Power Initiatives

Birth Justice

We work to improve infant and maternal health through research, education and policy.  We provide midwifery referrals and full doula services for Black birthing people.  Studies show that people who have the support of a trained professional such as a doula, experience lower rates of preterm births, have less cesareans, and less babies are born with low birth weight.  Having a doula reduces infant morbidity and infant mortality.  It also saves millions of dollars in healthcare-related expenses.  A doula can also be thought of as a birth partner.  Doulas are the creators of a sacred space.  We bring calm, and direction to what can sometimes be a chaotic environment.  Doulas assist during labor and for a period of time after the baby is born.  Doulas visits the family after the birth and provides postpartum care and breastfeeding support.

Survivor Support

We give special attention to BIPOC survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence.  

Not many people are aware that pregnancy itself is a risk factor for intimate partner violence.  30% of intimate partner violence survivors are assaulted for the first time during their pregnancy.  

According to studies, more than 40% of Black MaGes (marginalized genders)  will experience intimate partner violence during their lifetime.  This number is even higher for Indigenous survivor.

“As a survivor of intimate partner violence, during my pregnancy,  I personally understand what a person in that situation may be going through and it is my goal to empower survivors to be able to advocate for themselves”, Justice Gatson, Founder of Reale Justice Network.

One of the most important things that a person in an abusive situation can do is to make a safety plan.  It’s also important to document any type of abuse.  We can assist you with creating a personalized safety plan.  Every survivor’s situation is different so plans need to be tailored to what is actually the safest possible solution for the individuals involved.  We also help with evidence collection through our  Evidentiary Affidavit Report.  Please email us for support.

Community House

RJN Community House will serve as a safe space for organizers to work and meet.  We need volunteers, skilled in carpentry to help restore the space.

Reale Justice Network is a grassroots group dedicated to survivors of intimate partner violence and those affected by all forms of social injustice.  We are fundraising to rehab the Reale Justice Network Community House.  The house will provide a safe space to meet and provide emergency services and resources to those who may need them.  We are looking forward to the challenges ahead and hope that you feel inspired to help us meet our goals.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Buy the Block

RJN Buy the Block is an up-and-coming housing program that merges volunteerism and community service with housing needs.

Buy The Block KC is a unique initiative to restore humanity and dignity to marginalized individuals in search of affordable housing options.

Community Bailfund

This is a Black-led bail fund operating in the spirit of our ancestors who frequently had to purchase the freedom of a family member or loved one.  Women of color are significantly overrepresented in the criminal justice system.

Black women represent 30% of all incarcerated women in the U.S, although they represent 13% of the female population generally.

Since 2018, Reale Justice Network has participated in the Mother’s Day National bail out for Black Mama’s.  It is a fact that African Americans face disproportionately high numbers of incarceration due to all kinds of social injustices, discrimination and racism.  Pretrial detention and cash bail are big contributors to this problem.  

Reale Justice Network has created  a permanent BailOut/KeepOut fund that will serve those who are caught in the snares of the criminal legal system.  Our emphasis is on bailing out Black women and femmes.  However the funds are open to all disenfranchised groups.

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