The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation has announced awards of approximately $1.74 Million in its fall grant-making cycle of 2015. (READ MORE)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Convening to reduce use of Extreme Isolation in Prisons and Jails
John Jay College of Criminal Justice will hold a two-day meeting between corrections leaders - including state corrections directors and leading officials from major urban jails - experts, academics, and leaders in the advocacy community working for reform of prison and jail isolation practices. The goal is to plan next steps, forge greater connections and collaborations, to identify "lessons learned" from efforts to date, and formulate plans to ensure sustainability for a reform effort that still has much to accomplish.
Jesuit Social Research Institute
Detention Human Rights
To implement the project "An Investment for Change: Promoting Human Rights in Prison Corporations", which aims to provide human rights protections, including medical and mental health care, for the inmates and detainees in prisons and detention centers operated by the two largest private prison corporations in the U.S., Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group, Inc. This project of shareholder engagement aims to hold the corporations accountable for implementing human rights policies and practices.
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.