W. Haywood Burns Institute was awarded $4,710,000 between 2006 and 2017, including 8 grants in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, and MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

$1,700,000

2017 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

The W. Haywood Burns Institute (the Institute) was founded in 2001 with a mission to protect and improve the lives of youth of color and of poor youth, and to improve their communities by ensuring fairness and equity in the administration of the justice system. Previous awards enabled the Institute to serve as a critical resource on addressing racial and ethnic disparities to the site coordinators working with the competitively selected jurisdictions that are part of the Safety and Justice Challenge Network and to work directly with those sites selected to receive full implementation grants. This award supports the Institute to continue in its role of lead technical assistance provider on reducing disparities to Challenge Network sites. The Institute is delivering targeted training, consultation, and support on strategies to address racial and ethnic disparities, including helping sites build capacity to analyze race and ethnicity data; facilitating conversations among system stakeholders about race and ethnicity, implicit bias, and racial disparities; and assisting sites in the development and implementation of strategies and engage the community and to reduce disparities. 

$1,000,000

2016 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

The W. Haywood Burns Institute (the Institute) was founded in 2001 with a mission to protect and improve the lives of youth of color and of poor youth, and to improve their communities by ensuring fairness and equity in the administration of the juvenile justice system. During the initial six-month planning phase of the Safety and Justice Challenge, the Institute served as a critical resource on addressing racial and ethnic disparities to the site coordinators working with the competitively selected jurisdictions that are part of the Safety and Justice Challenge Network. This award enables the Institute to deliver training and technical assistance directly to the ten jurisdictions selected to receive implementation support. The Institute’s approach includes helping jurisdictions collect and analyze race and ethnicity data at key decision points, engage the community in collaboration with the system stakeholders to use the information to address disparities, and support their work to develop and implement solutions to reduce disparities among target populations.

$100,000

2015 • 1 year, 9 months • Criminal Justice

The W. Haywood Burns Institute (the Institute) was founded in 2001 with a mission to protect and improve the lives of youth of color, poor youth, and their communities by ensuring fairness and equity in the administration of the juvenile justice system. This award supports the Institute to expand its reach to the criminal justice system and deliver targeted training and technical assistance on addressing racial and ethnic disparities to the site coordinators working with the competitively selected jurisdictions that comprise the Safety and Justice Challenge Network. The award also enables the Institute to complete its work on evidence-based practices in communities of color and document the barriers and challenges to implementing evidence-based practices as part of justice systems reform.

$230,000

2013 • 2 years • Juvenile Justice

The W. Haywood Burns Institute works with Models for Change states dedicated to engaging community groups and juvenile justice practitioners in a data-driven, consensus-based process to change policies, procedures, and practices to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. This grant funds a project that will identify the barriers and challenges to improving programs and services for juvenile justice system-involved youth using scientifically-validated interventions. The Institute will produce a series of issue briefs on the problem, and strategies to improve the quality of programs and services that it will disseminate broadly through workshops, conference presentations, and electronic media.

$750,000

2010 • 2 years • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

To support an operating reserve and to create a web-based technical assistance training center (over two years).

$350,000

2010 • 2 years • Juvenile Justice

To reduce racial and ethnic disparities in Models for Change states (over two years).

$350,000

2008 • 2 years • Juvenile Justice

To reduce disproportionate minority contact and racial and ethnic disparities in the Models for Change core and action network states (over two years).

$230,000

2006 • 1 year, 6 months • Juvenile Justice

In support of activities to reduce disproportionate minority contact and racial and ethnic disparities in the Models for Change states (over 18 months).

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