The Public Welfare Foundation
Public Welfare approved and announced the following youth-related grants this month:
Campaign for Youth Justice, Washington, D.C., $800,000 over two years for general support. The Campaign advocates for the end of trying and processing juvenile offenders in the adult criminal system.
Children and Family Justice Center, Chicago, $180,000 over two years to promote effective and fair juvenile justice policies.
Coalition for Juvenile Justice, Washington, D.C., $240,000 to assist judges, policymakers and juvenile justice practitioners with the issue of status offenders, particularly the avoidance of using placements in those cases.
Juvenile Justice Initiative of Illinois, Evanston, Ill., $200,000 over two years to support a reduction in the use of confinement and increase in community-based resources in Illinois.
Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, $330,000 over two years to challenge laws allowing youths to be tried as adults, and develop strategies aimed at reducing the length of stay for incarcerated juveniles.
Legal Action Center, New York, $400,000 over two years to explore ways to reduce jail populations through diversion to the public health system using Medicaid.
National Employment Law Project, New York, $350,000 over two years to continue a campaign ti reduce the barriers to unemployment for people with criminal records.
New Venture Fund, $700,000 over three years to raise the visibility of civil legal aid as a social issue. The fund will create a communications initiative aimed at spotlighting “the vital role of civil legal aid.”