Expanding Supportive Housing Access for Individuals Re-Entering Society from Criminal Justice System
The project will fund CSH to work on initiatives to expand access to supportive housing for individuals who are re-entering the community after involvement in the criminal justice system.
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.