Rise Programs

Rise staff, summer 2021.

Rise offers the following programs that build parent leadership and power to dismantle the family policing system and create communities that invest in families and offer collective care:

Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program

Through this 18-week program, parents impacted by ACS build a strong foundation to become advocates and leaders in their community and in dismantling family policing. Learn more about the program.

Community Organizing

Our parent-led organizing team is developing a Parents’ Platform to advocate for investments that will improve community conditions, reduce family policing, and build new approaches to preventing and addressing harm. Read our participatory action research report and learn about our policy priorities.

Peer and Community Care Network

The peer team developed a report and model of peer and community care to support safe, thriving families and prevent involvement with the family policing system. We are building the necessary infrastructure to begin training peer supporters in 2022.

Parent Advocate and Community Training

While holding an abolitionist strategy, Rise works to ensure that parents involved in the system right now have the support of a trained, life-experienced parent advocate. Rise trains parent advocates to provide parents with information and support with navigating the system, reunifying more quickly and then staying out of the system.

Rise also provides free online training opportunities for parents and community members on topics such as toxic stress, parents’ legal rights, systemic oppression, abolition and the history of the family policing system.

Communications and Publications

Through our online magazine, publications, website, newsletter and social media platforms (@readrisemag), Rise shares stories by and for parents, provides information, raises awareness of the harms of the family policing system, highlights community-led solutions and offers ways to get involved.

>> In addition to our programs, Rise offers training to parents and community members impacted by the family policing system. Rise also offers a support group for parents impacted by family policing. See all upcoming Rise events and trainings.