Grantee Profile

Sentencing Project

Grants to Sentencing Project

  • $110,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration. The Project will use this grant to provide technical assistance and support to Cook County as it institutes a new model of pre-trial services in bond court. The goal is to improve policy and practice so that arrested persons who are not a risk to public safety are not held in jail and those who need services will receive them in the community, reducing the jail population and saving taxpayer dollars.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Sentencing Project $110,000 between 2002 and 2015.