The Public Welfare Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest for their Juvenile Justice program area.
The foundation funds organizations that seek to end the criminalization and over incarceration of youth in America.
The Foundation specifically looks for organizations that work towards system reform that will:
- Reduce youth incarceration rates in the juvenile justice system (through policies that, for example, limit the use of incarceration, expand the use of community-based alternatives to incarceration, reduce lengths of stay, and/or decriminalize minor misbehaviors or otherwise divert youth from the juvenile court system);
- End the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth as adults; and
- Promote more fair and equitable treatment of youth of color by the juvenile justice system