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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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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
New York, New York 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
Chicago, Illinois 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
New York, New York 2016
$ 1,950,000 for general operating support
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.
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