AFSC promotes alternatives to incarceration, educates the public about new models for justice, and humanizes prisoners and their families while calling attention to the human and fiscal disaster of California's overgrown prison system.

AFSC's Bay Area Healing Justice Program conducts research and evaluation of existing criminal justice policies, develops public education materials, and sponsors art exhibits, speaking opportunities to help get the word out about prison issues, and publications -- Beyond Prisons (2006) and Buried Alive: Long Term Isolation in California's Youth and Adult Prisons (2008).