WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Released today, the fall issue of "Responsive Philanthropy" is entirely devoted to how and why philanthropy should help advance criminal justice reform. With more than 2.3 million Americans incarcerated, our system is particularly unjust for people of color. These articles detail the growing intersectional criminal justice reform movement, with campaigns to reform policing, prosecution policies, reentry opportunities and more.
The Common Counsel Foundation's Alexander Saingchin and Project Linked Fate's Connie Cagampang Heller provide a framework for understanding criminal justice reform, sharing the inspiring story of the growing success of the Ban the Box campaign – which is led by formerly incarcerated people.
This interview between LaTosha Brown, project director for Grantmakers for Southern Progress, and Niki Jagpal, NCRP senior director of research and policy, discusses criminal justice reform in the context of the changing culture in the South, the economic impetus for prisons and more.
Kyle Bacon draws on more than 10 years of experience in after-school programming to explain how our school system pushes many young people from school to jail. He describes how, to maximize effectiveness, grantmakers should support intervention programs created by and with the students and families most at risk.
Janay Richmond, field associate at NCRP, takes on the financial realities behind mass incarceration, including prison labor and privately-owned, publicly-traded prisons.
Black Benefactors' Amoretta Morris shares lessons learned from the recent Movement for Black Lives Convening.
This PICO National Network affiliate advocates on systemic racial and economic issues, including rights restoration for formerly incarcerated individuals, by uniting communities of faith in Florida.
The issue also provides key terms about criminal justice reform and a resource list sharing funders supporting the criminal justice reform movement. These articles, along with articles from previous issues, are available for free on the "Responsive Philanthropy Article Archive." Hard-copy subscriptions to "Responsive Philanthropy" are complimentary for NCRP members and cost $25 for non-members.
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy in Washington, D.C., is a national watchdog, research and advocacy organization that promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. Visit www.ncrp.org.
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