The Foundation announced awards of approximately $3.5 Million for its spring 2016 grant-making cycle. The awards were given to nine organizations working on a range of issues: (READ MORE)
Legal Action Center
Medicaid enrollment and health care linkages for New York's justice involved
Legal Action Center will build upon its success in helping New York State enroll thousands of individuals in Medicaid and link them to coordinated, quality health care. Over the course of the next three years, the focus will be on: 1) Ensuring all eligible individuals in state prisons and local jails leave custody with an active Medicaid card in hand, 2) Moving Medicaid enrollment and health care linkages to earlier stages of the criminal justice system (e.g. pre-incarceration), and 3) Improving coordination, reimbursement mechanisms and other logistical requirements among criminal justice, health care and alternative to incarceration providers.
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.