The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s mission is to abolish the death penalty in the United States and support efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide. The organization envisions a world with neighborhoods that are safe because we identify and address the root causes of crime and violence – compassionate care for all victims of crime – accountability for offenders that is just and acknowledges the possibility of self-transformation, grace and redemption and dignity of all touched by the criminal justice system including those working in our judicial and prison systems.
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated exclusively to the abolition of the death penalty. It leads a national movement against the death penalty fueled by a broad-based national constituency and more than 100 Affiliate organizations. They are families of murder victims, persons from all points on the political and religious spectrums, past and present law enforcement officials and prominent civil and racial justice organizations, who are working to repeal the death penalty state by state.