Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC)

The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC) is a community group based out of Oakland, CA working to build and support transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse. We envision a world where everyday people can intervene in incidences of child sexual abuse in ways that not only meet immediate needs but also prevent future violence and harm.

Our work consists of securing safety and intervening in current violence, while also building long term spaces of accountability and strategies for healing and resilience for all survivors, bystanders, and those who have caused harm. We also hold labs, studies, and community spaces where people can learn about transformative justice and build up their skills around various topics that undergird this work.  Our goal is to strengthen and support our community’s collective capacity to respond to harm in all the spaces they move within.


Pods and Pod Mapping Worksheet

The BATJC developed the framework for “pods” as a means to refer to a specific type of relationship within transformative justice (TJ) work.…