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.
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
New York County Behavioral Health Diversion Forum
CASES will partner with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to convene the New York County Behavioral Health Diversion Forum, a group including government agencies, criminal justice stakeholders, advocacy and consumer groups, and treatment and service providers. The Forum will continue its work to improve access to and outcomes of diversion programs for individuals with behavioral health needs in New York County Criminal and Supreme Courts.
Legal Action Center
NYS Medicaid Enrollment/Linkages to Health Care of People in the Criminal Justice System
The grant supports the identification and promotion of partnerships among state and county health and corrections agencies, health insurance exchanges, Medicaid, New York State's new Health Homes, and substance use disorder/mental health service providers throughout the state to maximize enrollment and retention in Medicaid coverage within the context of the Affordable Care Act provisions. It will also explore linkages to healthcare services, for individuals at all stages of the criminal justice system, with particular emphasis on those being released from incarceration into their home communities.
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.