Through the Safety and Justice Challenge, we will engage in a long-term strategy of investment in local reform, research, experimentation, and communications intended to increase national demand for local justice reform.
The Challenge supports jurisdictions across the country working to safely reduce jail populations and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities. We currently are funding a set of jurisdictions to design and implement plans for creating more fair, just, and equitable local justice systems using innovative, collaborative, and evidence-based solutions. We also provide funding to a variety of organizations that provide support and technical assistance to the cities and counties participating in the Safety and Justice Challenge.
We complement our funding of jurisdictions with investments in research and data analysis to explore the use of jail in America and to document the experience of local jurisdictions that succeed in building safer, more efficient, and more just criminal justice systems. We also support national professional and policy organizations to mobilize specific system actors and constituencies, and we invest in organizations dedicated to communicating about the need for reform and changing the narrative around jails.
We are not accepting unsolicited proposals at this time. However, contact us to share new ideas and perspectives.
Updated May 2021