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Tow Foundation Honored by John Jay College

The Tow Foundation was recently honored at the Educating for Justice Gala, an annual event of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Foundation was recognized for their support of innovative programs and systemic reform in the areas of juvenile and criminal justice.  John Jay has also benefited through Tow’s generous funding of the College’sRead More


Safety and Justice Challenge Grants Announced

The MacArthur Foundation has announced nearly $25 million in grants to 20 communities as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national initiative supported by the Foundation with an initial $75 million commitment to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Read the Press Release here.


Juvenile Justice and Homelessness Webinar

May 9, 2016 at 1pm – 2pm ET Join Casey Trupin from the Raikes Foundation and Lisa Pilnik from the National Coalition for Juvenile Justice to discuss the substantial and troubling link between the juvenile/criminal justice system and youth homelessness. Because interactions between youth and various aspects of the justice system (law enforcement, prosecution, detention,Read More


Call for Applications: John Jay/Tow Reporting Fellows

  Troubled Kids: Changing the Culture of Juvenile Justice Covering the News Stories in Juvenile Justice John Jay College, New York City June 13-14, 2016 Presented by John Jay College Center on Media, Crime and Justice and the Tow Foundation  The Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) at John Jay College of Criminal JusticeRead More


Stoneleigh Foundation Announces New Emerging Leader Fellows

by Ronnie Bloom, executive director Stoneleigh Foundation March 17, 2016 A message from Ronnie Bloom, executive director of the Stoneleigh Foundation:  We are excited to welcome Spring by announcing the selection of our newest cohort of Emerging Leader Fellows. The Emerging Leader Fellowship provides a dynamic, hands-on experience for young professionals interested in addressing the needs ofRead More

CFYJ-Getting Youth of Out of Adult System

Getting Youth out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

from the Public Welfare Foundation March 14, 2016 Around 11:30 pm on December 31, 2008, Tyrone and a friend were heading to their respective homes in Baltimore to watch television as the ball dropped in New York’s Times Square. They cut through a familiar park and planned to make a quick stop at a convenienceRead More


Help Wanted: Nonprofits Hiring Young Adults with Criminal Histories in Supportive Work Environments

by Julie Peterson The Center for New York City Affairs Many social service programs aim to get young people ready for work. Not enough hire them. As important as education and training are, they often fall by the wayside for young people living in poverty, lost in the unending immediate need for funds to surviveRead More


Get Involved: A Collection of Juvenile Justice Resources

Annie E. Casey Foundation March 7, 2016 The Foundation works to improve outcomes for youth involved with the juvenile justice system. Our Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and work to reduce youth incarceration focus on creating systems that use proven family-oriented interventions and lock up fewer kids. Our reform efforts started in the early 1990s with just a few jurisdictions.Read More

Open Society Foundations

Hope for Improving Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations

by Kellen Russionello Open Society Foundations February 9, 2016 For too long, we have relied on the criminal justice system as our default intervention for social problems like homelessness, mental illness, and addiction. Our health-care system concentrates on the expensive consequences of these issues without addressing root causes. Together, these approaches cycle people in and outRead More

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson Speaks at Public Welfare Foundation

from the Public Welfare Foundation February 8, 2016 Bryan Stevenson, a tireless advocate for racial justice and fairness for adults and juveniles in the criminal justice system, spoke to an audience of 100 people last Friday at an event in the Public Welfare Foundation’s Lankford Auditorium. A longtime grantee through his Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson shares theRead More

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