Grantee Profile

Vera Institute of Justice

Grants to Vera Institute of Justice

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 2 years)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To coordinate and provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions seeking to reduce jail use safely as part of the criminal justice reform initiative to reduce over-incarceration (over two years).

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Criminal Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Vera Institute of Justice, the Center for Court Innovation, the Justice Management Institute, and Justice System Partners work to advance knowledge and practice in criminal justice through research, program evaluation, training, and the provision of technical assistance. This grant will enable them to assist in the planning, design, and launch of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a Foundation initiative aimed at reducing the overuse and misuse of jails nationwide.

  • $412,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Founded in 1961, the Vera Institute of Justice provides research, implementation support, and technical assistance to improve the fairness and efficacy of the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Vera will use this grant to plan and implement a series of Congressional briefings to educate policymakers on the need for federal support to sustain local criminal and juvenile justice systems reform efforts, including the progress made through Models for Change; and access to resources, tools, and innovations that will help identify opportunities for federal leadership on juvenile justice systems reform.

  • $830,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 6 months)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Founded in 1961, the Vera Institute of Justice provides research, implementation support, and technical assistance to improve the fairness and efficacy of the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This grant funds Vera to play a central role in the research, policy analysis, and communications activities of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a forthcoming national initiative aimed at reducing the overuse and misuse of jails.

  • $720,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Vera Institute of Justice provides research, implementation support, and technical assistance to improve the fairness and efficacy of the juvenile and criminal justice systems, and is the lead technical assistance provider in Models for Change, helping state and local jurisdictions develop, implement, and study strategies for safely diverting youth from the juvenile justice system. Vera will use the grant to create a web-based technical assistance and resource center on status offender systems reform providing case examples of best practices and model programs; information, tools, and webinars to guide reform efforts; and a help desk to guide use of the website and field requests for information and assistance.

  • $580,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Vera Institute of Justice provides research, implementation support, and technical assistance to improve the efficacy of the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Its expertise in offering technical assistance to state and local governments, extensive knowledge of national best practices, and experience in helping governments make data-driven systems change has made Vera an important consultant in Models for Change. It will use this grant to help local and state partners in Louisiana and Washington develop, document, and assess efforts to create alternatives to formal processing for youth involved in the status offenders system and to use data and research to inform policy.

  • $38,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To prepare white papers on community corrections and the social and economic consequences of high rates of incarceration (over six months).

  • $815,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support research, data analysis, and strategic planning on status offenders in Models for Change states (over two years).

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Support for data analysis and facilitated strategic planning in Models for Change states (over two years).

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — For data analysis and facilitated strategic planning in Models for Change states (over 18 months).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Vera Institute of Justice $6,395,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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