Justice Policy Institute
Grants to Justice Policy Institute
2012 (Duration 1 year)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Justice Policy Instituteâan independent research, public policy, and communications organization dedicated to reducing society's reliance on incarceration and promoting sensible policy reforms in the juvenile and criminal justice systemsâis the primary strategic communications organization in Models for Change, providing a variety of communications-related services in support of grantee efforts to secure and sustain change, broadly diffuse learning and innovations, and promote interest in juvenile justice reform nationally. It will use this grant to continue to maintain and enhance the Models for Change website, provide strategic communications assistance to grantee partners, and produce newsletters and publications in support of initiative goals.
2012 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Cooler Bandits is a documentary film about incarceration, reentry, and sentencing policies. It is the story of four friends who were given decades-long prison sentences for a string of robberies in 1991. The film picks up their story as three of the four men are released on parole after serving twenty years. It shows them trying to build a new life in a changed world that they must navigate as felons. The Cooler Bandits is produced and directed by Julie Janata and John Lucas, and executive produced by the Justice Policy Institute.
2011 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Justice Policy Institute, an independent research, public policy, and communications organization dedicated to reducing incarceration and promoting juvenile and criminal justice policy reforms, provides communications-related services for the Models for Change initiative as part of its National Resource Bank. It will use this grant to continue to provide strategic communications assistance to the initiative's partners, maintain and enhance the initiative's website, and produce publications to support initiative goals, to help educate political leaders and the public about Models for Change, promote broader interest in juvenile justice reform, and diffuse the initiative's innovations to other states and localities.
2010 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support strategic communications technical assistance to the Models for Change states.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Justice Policy Institute $1,305,000 between 2010 and 2013.