A New Normal? Amid COVID-19, Criminal Justice Reform Funders Dare to Hope

May 15, 2020

“[Tanya Coke of the Ford Foundation] also pointed to philanthropic collaborations like the Justice and Mobility Fund, hosted by Blue Meridian with support from Ford and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Created to address challenges that involvement in the justice system pose to economic mobility, the fund is assembling a $28 million initiative to assist people who’ve been released during COVID-19. Implemented through the Center for Employment Opportunities, the effort aims to provide three months of cash relief to over 8,000 recently released people, as well as assistance in locating work and filing for any aid to which they might be entitled under federal stimulus laws.”

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