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Criminal Justice

Working to address over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.

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Representative Grants
City of Philadelphia
2016
$ 3,500,000 to support Philadelphia's participation as an implementation site in the Safety and Justice Challenge, the Foundation’s criminal justice reform initiative aimed at reducing over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.
JustLeadershipUSA
2016
$ 300,000 in support of the participation of individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system as reform partners in the Safety and Justice Challenge.
Loyola University of Chicago
2016
$ 500,000 to support research and technical assistance aimed at reducing unnecessary incarceration in Illinois as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge.
Marshall Project
2016
$ 1,950,000 for general operating support
Research Foundation of the City University of New York
2017
$ 6,000,000 for data and project management and the coordination of technical assistance and support for the jurisdictions committed to safely reducing jail use as a driver of over-incarceration as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge Network.
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