Grantee Profile


Grants to JustLeadershipUSA

  • $300,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Criminal Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Established in 2014, JustLeadership USA (JustLeadership) is a national organization dedicated to cutting the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030. Founded on the guiding principle that “those closest to the problem are closest to the solution,” JustLeadership empowers people and communities most affected by crime and incarceration to drive policy reform. JustLeadership seeks to integrate the voice of formerly incarcerated individuals in local reform efforts and in the broader national dialogue around justice system reform. This grant enables JustLeadership to participate in the Safety and Justice Challenge to: (1) disseminate information on successful local justice system reform efforts and innovative practice and policy to nontraditional stakeholders; (2) convene formerly incarcerated leaders from across the country to provide input and guidance on local systemic changes and strategies that systems stakeholders can consider in partnership with the broader community to achieve reform; and (3) develop a subsequent summary report and recommendations.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded JustLeadershipUSA $300,000 between 1978 and 2017.