Campaign for Public Mental Health Care
Grassroots Leadership will build on previous successful campaigns and a research and campaign planning grant from the Langeloth Foundation to prevent the privatization of forensic mental health and civil commitment facilities through a campaign of advocacy, strategic research, and coalition-building.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Restricting the Use of Solitary Confinement in the U.S.
The National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation will investigate U.S. prison systems that rely heavily on the practice of solitary confinement, document its adverse health effects, and use advocacy (with corrections officials) and public education (media outreach and advocacy reports) based on findings to restrict its use in targeted states, with the potential for national replication. This work builds on a previous collaboration with the Foundation around the Stop Solitary campaign and decades of expertise improving correctional medical and mental health care for tens of thousands of prisoners around the country.
The Foundation's grant-making program is centered on the concepts of health and well-being. The Foundation's purpose is to promote and support effective and creative programs, practices and policies related to healing from illness, accident, physical, social or emotional trauma, and to extend the availability of programs that promote healing to underserved populations.