Renew Your Membership

Your membership sustains the work of the Network

Thank you for your continued commitment to Detention Watch Network (DWN). DWN membership offers valuable benefits and opportunities for information-sharing, collaboration and networking. Now with increased staff support, trainings, member meetings and educational tools, DWN membership supports you in your work.

Your membership renewal is vital to DWN’s growth and sustainability. Dues help us strengthen and support the work of our members for DWN campaign activities and member engagement.

Credit: Steve Pavey
Image credit: Steve Pavey

How to Renew your DWN Membership

DWN is shifting our membership cycle (previously June 1 - May 31) to match our January 1 - December 31 Fiscal Year as well as updating our member dues. Membership term changes will go into effect immediately for all individual and organizational DWN members:

  • If your membership expires May 31, 2020: Your membership term will be extended, free of charge until December 31, 2020.
  • If you recently joined DWN and your membership expires in May of 2021: Your membership will be extended, free of charge until December 31, 2021.

This means we will not be doing our annual membership renewal drive this summer, and the next round of membership renewals will take place in January 2021. Updated dues levels will go into effect as of October 1, 2020. You can visit our Membership FAQs for more information.

As a national network, we aim to strengthen and build our base and that means making membership accessible to those who share our vision for change. We strongly encourage members to contact us if they are unable to meet the membership dues obligations at

Ways to Renew your 2020 Membership

For any questions or to review, edit or add staff contacts to your membership contact, email