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Criminal Justice

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

About our approach

Representative Grants
Research Foundation of the City University of New York
New York, 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.
Illinois Humanities
Chicago, Illinois 2017
$ 1,500,000 in support of Envisioning Justice, a two-year public project using the arts and humanities to engage Chicago communities in conversation about criminal justice system reform.
Pennington County Sheriff and 7th Judicial Circuit
Rapid City, South Dakota 2017
$ 1,750,000 to support comprehensive efforts to reduce jail incarceration and disparities in jail usage as a site in the Safety and Justice Challenge Network.
National Center for Victims of Crime
Washington, D.C. 2017
$ 500,000 in support of the participation and engagement of victims and victims' advocates in system reform efforts under the Safety and Justice Challenge.
Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus
North Miami, Florida 2017
$ 1,700,000 to advance prosecutorial fairness and effectiveness through data and innovation as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge.
Urban Institute
Washington, D.C. 2018
$ 2,100,000 to host and administer a fund to foster and support innovative ideas and new approaches from local jurisdictions to reduce reliance on jails as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge.
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