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Criminal Justice

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

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Representative Grants
JustLeadershipUSA
New York, New York 2019
$ 470,000 in support of the participation of individuals directly affected by the criminal justice system as reform partners in the Safety and Justice Challenge.
Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus
North Miami, Florida 2019
$ 2,000,000 to advance prosecutorial fairness and effectiveness through data innovation as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge.
National Center for Victims of Crime
Washington, D.C. 2019
$ 500,000 in support of the participation and engagement of survivors of crime and victim advocates in front-end system reform efforts under the Safety and Justice Challenge.
The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Washington, D.C. 2019
$ 750,000 in support of local leaders and community members to reduce jail incarceration and disparities in jail usage as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge.
National Conference of State Legislatures
Denver, Colorado 2019
$ 900,000 to provide information and assistance to its membership on effective reforms to safely reduce unnecessary jail incarceration as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge.
State of Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County
Chicago, Illinois 2019
$ 2,500,000 to support comprehensive efforts to reduce jail incarceration and disparities in jail usage as a site in the Safety and Justice Challenge Network.

$221.6 million invested in 109 organizations since 2013

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What is a Big Bet?

Big Bets strive toward transformative change in areas of profound concern — an all-in, timely commitment to real change that matters.

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