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.
Correctional Association of New York
Access to and Quality of Mental Health Services in NYS Prisons
The Correctional Association's Prison Visiting Project will engage in efforts both to closely monitor the Special Housing Units (SHU) Exclusion Law (intended to divert inmates with mental illness from solitary confinement) and to broadly monitor conditions and services and advocate for agency-level policy and protocols that support all incarcerated people with mental health needs.
Policy Research Inc.
Behavioral Health and Justice Leadership Academies
The Behavioral Health and Justice Leadership Academies will identify 50 communities from across the U.S. that are grappling with the issues of justice-involved person with behavioral health disorders. The Academies will provide training and technical assistance to help attendees design, implement and operate programs to reduce the excessive incarceration of person with behavioral health disorders via community-based programs focused jointly on public health and public safety.
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.