2014 • 3 years 5 months • Criminal Justice
NEO Philanthropy manages large-scale, collaborative grantmaking funds and provides fiscal sponsorship and project management to initiatives that address social issues. It will use this grant to support the final year of a five-year public policy campaign to bring about significant juvenile justice systems reform in states across the country. Public Interest Projects administers and manages the funding collaborative that supports the national campaign.
2013 • 1 year • Criminal Justice
The Office of the President of the Cook County Board will use the grant for a project to reduce unnecessary pretrial incarceration at the Cook County Department of Corrections: Public Defenders will have additional resources to gather and present information about defendant's ties to the community, employment, and financial resources, with the goal that arrested people who do not pose a risk to public safety will not be held in jail; and those who need services, such as mental health and substance abuse treatment, will receive those services in the community, reducing the jail population and saving taxpayer dollars.