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2016$371,363 over 24 months
University of California, Irvine
Understanding and Replicating Washington State's Segregation Reduction Programs
This is a comprehensive research project to analyze the reduction in the use of segregation (“restricted housing”) over time throughout the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC). The research will focus on three key areas of analysis, critical to solitary reform, replication of this reform, and development of viable alternative systems: (1) analysis of technical, quantitative outcomes (e.g. rates of violence, recidivism, grievance filings) of segregation reduction in Washington State, which will provide evidence of system-wide benefits for states that seek to reduce reliance on segregation; (2) analysis of the culture among staff and senior administrators that facilitates systemic and sustainable change; (3) in-depth qualitative interviews with staff and prisoners in segregation, which will contribute to a critical mass of stories that humanize the individuals working in and experiencing solitary and can be leveraged in broader public conversations about why change is important and how it might be achieved.
2016$450,000 over 36 months
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.
2016$448,847 over 36 months
Common Justice, Vera Institute of Jutsice
Healing Works: A National Learning Collaborative for People Working with Young Men of Color Harmed by Violence and Trauma
Support to grow HealingWorks, a national learning collaborative for people working with young men of color harmed by trauma and violence, which began with the support of the Langeloth Foundation. HealingWorks aims to build a field and movement of people committed to addressing the violence young men of color experience, and to build collective knowledge, practice, and power to ensure the work is effective, accessible, and resourced.
2016$450,000 over 36 months
Legal Action Center
Medicaid enrollment and health care linkages for New York's justice involved
Legal Action Center will build upon its success in helping New York State enroll thousands of individuals in Medicaid and link them to coordinated, quality health care. Over the course of the next three years, the focus will be on: 1) Ensuring all eligible individuals in state prisons and local jails leave custody with an active Medicaid card in hand, 2) Moving Medicaid enrollment and health care linkages to earlier stages of the criminal justice system (e.g. pre-incarceration), and 3) Improving coordination, reimbursement mechanisms and other logistical requirements among criminal justice, health care and alternative to incarceration providers.
Health Care Policy
2016$150,001 over 24 months
Small Business Majority Foundation, Inc.
Boosting small business ACA education, enrollment
The overarching objective of this project is to boost ACA enrollment and health literacy among small business owners and their employees—demographics that historically have been priced out the market, unfamiliar with how to use healthcare coverage and largely overlooked by outreach efforts over the years. Building on 10-years of ACA work, SBM will engage the network of 40,000 small business owners, 2,000 small business organizations and 125 strategic partners to deliver authoritative education and resources on the ACA and health literacy to small business owners across the country, with a particular focus on minority, women, veteran and other underserved entrepreneurs.
2016$450,000 over 36 months
Everytown for Gun Safety
Data-driven methods for reducing gun violence in American cities
Everytown for Gun Safety will produce a first-of-its-kind survey of interventions cities can take to reduce gun violence, the evidence of their impact, and case-studies thereof. A 1000-member coalition of mayors will be surveyed to determine the practices they have adopted, including their collection, acquisition, and analysis of crime gun trace data. Everytown will develop tools that can assist in operationalizing this data for purposes of law enforcement, policy analysis, and public education.
2016$300,000 over 36 months
New Venture Fund / Arabella Advisors
Fund for a Safer Future
The Fund for a Safer Future is a donor collaborative
housed at the New Venture Fund. The goal of the fund is to advance rational, evidence based, effective policies—at the state and federal levels—to reduce gun injuries and deaths.
2015$400,000 over 24 months
In January 2015, Community Solutions launched Zero: 2016 to help participating communities end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015 and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016. Community Solutions will work with 71 participating communities, training them to design and implement coordinated assessment and housing placement systems and to make data-driven decisions with time bound goals.