The Foundation awarded more than $2 Million in the spring 2015 grant making cycle.
The mid-year grant awards were given to nine organizations working on a range of issues.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
National Network for Safe Communities: Outreach and Support for Chronic Violent Offenders
This project will pilot the new support and outreach initiative in three sites currently implementing the National Network for Safe Communities' Group Violence Intervention strategy, which focuses on the very small population of extremely active gang groups most at risk for violent victimization and offending.
Center on Media, Crime and Justice
Corrections and the Affordable Health Care Act
The grant supports the education of journalists about the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on jails and pre-sentenced populations, to provide the media with the skills and resources they need to produce informed stories about those changes. The centerpiece of the program will be a two-day conference and the creation of an online network to continue informing reporters.
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.