Congratulations to all the SJC sites receiving renewal funding! A special shout out to Minnehaha County and Orleans Parish. JMI is so proud to be part of this work!
Back in 2015 the MacArthur Foundation launched a multi-year initiative to reduce populations and racial disparities in American jails, which resulted in the creation of the Safety and Justice Challenge! The focal point of our work is to help jurisdictions across the country to use innovative, collaborative, and evidence-based strategies to create fairer, more effective justice systems.
As we’re about to embark upon the phase of the SJC we have two big announcements this week…
📣 We’re renewing funding for 15 SJC cities and counties as we continue to aid their work towards a fairer justice system. http://bit.ly/SJCfunding
📣 CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance has released a new report that measures the progress of reforms in 14 SJC cities and counties for the past several years. You can read the report in full here: http://bit.ly/ISLGreport
Keep an eye on our page through this week as we’ll be taking a deep dive into the ISLG report findings and celebrating renewed funding for cities & counties nationwide.