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JustLeadershipUSA

New York, New York

JustLeadershipUSA was awarded $770,000 between 2016 and 2019, including 2 grants in Criminal Justice.

$470,000

2019 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

Established in 2014, JustLeadershipUSA (JustLeadership) is a national organization dedicated to cutting the U.S. prison population in half by 2030 while building a network of formerly incarcerated advocates to lead justice system reform. JustLeadership seeks to integrate the voices of formerly incarcerated individuals in local reform efforts and in the broader national dialogue around justice reform. This renewal grant enables JustLeadership to continue its participation in the Safety and Justice Challenge (Challenge) to: provide technical assistance that is focused on community engagement to four Challenge Network sites; invest in leadership training of formerly incarcerated persons; and build coalitions with Challenge Network strategic allies and its leadership alumni.

$300,000

2016 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

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.

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