Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we say public safety transformation and not criminal justice reform?
We avoid using the term “criminal justice reform” because it implies returning to the initial intent of policing, which has never historically been equitable or fair to Black people.
Who can join 1M4?
Those who are concerned about putting an end to police violence and acknowledge that policing doesn’t treat all individuals equally.
Why does 1M4 center the Black mother and maternal figures?
Throughout history, Black mothers have often been the ones summoned during the most tragic instances of documented police violence, exemplified by well-known cases like George Floyd and Tyre Nichols. We are now transitioning from being the ones called upon in moments of crisis to actively preventing such interactions through strategic actions.
Why is 1M4 rooted in mental wellness and mental well being of Black people?
The most ingenious and innovative solutions emerge from a healthy and clear state of mind.
1M4 is a public safety and mental health organization working to end police violence in the United States by the year of 2038. Through prevention focused initiatives, 1M4 is committed to the reduction of harm in the Black community by solutions derived from Black maternal figures. 1M4 welcomes the partnership and collaboration of all who want to assist in creating a safer and more just world.