Grantee Profile

Justice Policy Institute

Grants to Justice Policy Institute

  • $278,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Justice Policy Institute - an independent research, public policy, and communications organization promoting policy reforms in juvenile and criminal justice - is the Models for Change initiative's primary strategic communications organization, providing communications-related services to initiative partners to help 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 archiving the initiative's learning and achievements; and work with the Models for Change Resource Center Partnership to use strategic communications and social media to promote nationwide juvenile justice reform.

  • $355,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Justice Policy Institute—an 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 systems—is 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.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    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.

  • $485,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    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.

  • $315,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support strategic communications technical assistance to the Models for Change states.

  • $885,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support policy advocacy and communications planning for the Models for Change initiative (over two years).

  • $54,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To complete work on the Models for Change website redesign.

  • $295,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the re-design of the Models for Change website and provide strategic communications technical assistance to the Models for Change states.

  • $675,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of policy advocacy and communications planning for the Models for Change initiative (over three years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of policy advocacy and communications planning to promote juvenile justice reform in targeted states (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Justice Policy Institute $3,792,000 between 2003 and 2014.

Related News

See All

Evaluating Virginia’s Justice System

A policy brief from the Justice Policy Institute asserts that the state of Virginia will face an escalating crisis if it does not take steps to reassess and change its approach to crime and imprisonment.  More

MacArthur Expands Investment in Juvenile Justice Reform to $165 Million, Launches Resource Centers to Advance Reform and Improve Outcomes for Youth

Building on its nearly 20-year, $150 million investment in supporting juvenile justice reform, MacArthur announced an additional commitment of $15 million to the field, in part to establish the new Models for Change Resource Center Partnership.  More

	Film still from The Cooler Bandits

The Cooler Bandits

The Cooler Bandits follows the lives of Frankie, Donovan, Charlie and Poochie, four friends in Akron, Ohio, who as teens in 1991 committed a series of restaurant robberies and received stiff sentences of up to 500 ... More