The Issues

Advocacy for Education: It is sad that the school system though no longer 100% separate is not yet 100% equal. Recently, we fought for more counselors in the schools to give much-needed guidance to our youth. Our abiding interest in quality education for all youth makes it disappointing when it appears that a certain milieu of children, teachers, parents, and schools are denied adequate resources pertinent for a world-class 21st-century education on the basis of ethnic differences.
Advocacy for Criminal Justice: The NAACP addresses the issue of the over-criminalization and incarceration of African Americans, particularly males, our insistence on a quality education for ALL children is of utmost importance. As Victor Hugo said, “[We] who [open] a school door, closes a prison.”

Advocacy for Decriminalization, Rehabilitation, and Tolerance: While pursuing a better education for our children and youth, we do not cease to campaign for more immediate justice for our youth at juvenile hall and in the criminal justice system. The numbers of prisoners on the rise threaten to surpass the state’s physical capacity to further incarcerate, the prospects of “re-entry,” - the process through which certain inmates will receive an early release from prison and will thus re-enter society - are high. This can be a great opportunity! 

Advocacy in Health: Partnering with local SEIU in  Ensuring African Americans and other people of color to have optimal health outcomes and access to timely, quality, affordable health care. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates from chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, and issues like HIV/AIDS continue to overwhelm the Black community more so than any other racial or ethnic group.

While pursuing a better education for our children and youth, we do not cease to campaign for more immediate justice for our youth at juvenile hall and in the criminal justice system. 



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The NAACP is committed to eliminating the racial and ethnic inequities that exist within our health care system that undermine communities of color their life opportunities and their ability to contribute fully to the common good.

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The Ventura County NAACP – Working for YOU!
As a non-profit bipartisan organization, the national and local NAACP chapters play a vital role in voter registration and in addressing human and civil rights issues.


Programs and services are offered FREE of charge. They include:

Legal Counseling Services: Response to an average of 60 calls a month from residents with questions, complaints or legal concerns. Typical areas include school expulsion, detention, and suspensions; human and civil rights disparities, housing discrimination, and police misconduct and/or an officer-involved shooting.

Financial Literacy: Develop the knowledge and skills to understand how money works, how to manage, earn, make and invest for the long term.

New Home Buyers EmpowermentFirst time home buyers or persons not owning a home within past 3 years are assisted with obtaining financing, qualifying for tax credits, understanding credit scoring in order to purchase a home.

Know Your Rights Seminars: Disseminates information.

  1. Civic Engagement
    Civic Engagement
  2. Education
    Education
  3. Health
  4. Economic Opportunity
    Economic Opportunity
  5. Criminal Justice
  6. Employment
    Employment