We help people report police and connect to resources for justice and healing, and then use the data and insights from their reports to push for policy towards a world without police.
Brandon D. Anderson, a Black queer abolitionist, founded Raheem after he lost his life partner to police violence during a routine traffic stop. The officer had a history of being physically abusive, particularly during traffic stops, but no one had ever reported him.
Raheem is known for two things.
First, raheem.org makes it easy for victims in the U.S. to report police then get resources for justice and healing. The resources include connecting people abused by police to a free lawyer, helping them file a complaint, or uniting them with a local advocacy organization.
Second, the reports to Raheem are producing a national dataset on how police behave, now in more than 200 cities across the country. Organizations in our network use the data to advance narrative and policy changes that shrink the role of the police and replace it with long-term solutions that respond to conflict with care.
Brandon founded Raheem after police killed his partner during a routine traffic stop. He is a U.S. army veteran, 2019 TED Fellow, and Smithsonian Ingenuity Award Nominee. Brandon graduated from Georgetown University in 2015.
Demetria is an Oakland native and Black Queer Woman dedicated to improving the quality of life for Black people. Demetria has an accomplished career as a violence prevention/intervention service provider, launching and leading restorative justice programs. Her restorative justice based work became a model for resolving conflict and was selected by State Senate Pro Tem Don Perata and then mayor Ron Dellums as Oakland’s first community street-based outreach program.
Demetria later partnered with Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, to launch Black Futures Lab. As Senior Director / Operations + Finance at Black Futures Lab, Demetria worked alongside Ms. Garza, Principal, to grow staffing from a team of three to a staff of twelve and increase the organization budget from $1M to $10M in just three years. Demetria earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political, Legal and Economic Analysis and a Master of Business Administration from Mills College.
Nadav is compassionately curious about the problems people face and all-in on solving them. Before joining Raheem, he led product design for Google Search and User Experience for Google.org. Nadav has spent the past 25 years designing digital things to help people thrive, including an emergency alerting system for Google.org, an electronic medical records system for Médecins Sans Frontières, a civic engagement platform for Greenpeace, an energy-saving smart thermostat, and core emergency features of Android phones.
Charlie is a hacker with a passion for changing culture, and in turn society, through transformative technology. Before joining Raheem, he worked as a full stack and dev ops engineer at Microsoft as well as taking on the sole developer role at Swivel Beauty.
Proudly based in Oakland, CA, Raheem is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization operating nationwide for a world in which we all feel safe to live and love freely.
The more we know about police behavior, the greater chance we have to change it.