2019 • 2 years • Criminal Justice
The Leadership Conference Education Fund (Education Fund) builds public will for laws and policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of every person in the United States. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation's oldest and largest civil and human rights coalition of more than 200 national organizations, the Education Fund focuses on a range of issues from voting rights to educational equity to justice reform. Because of the Education Fund's unique proximity to a leading coalition, it is able to create public education campaigns that leverage a range of diverse voices to empower and mobilize advocates at the local, state, and federal levels. By activating the power of the coalition, the Education Fund and its partners can share innovative research and information around the country and shift the narrative on civil rights. This award enables the Education Fund to support local leaders to end the misuse and overuse of jails through the creation of a Pretrial Justice Reform Hub, which will serve as a depository for technical assistance, engagement, and amplification to the Safety and Justice Challenge Network.
2009 • 1 year
To advance an accurate count in Census 2010.