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Micro Grants Support Community Efforts to Promote Healing, Connection

Fund for Safe Communities grants will support local organizations that are hosting gatherings and activities for Minneapolis youth and adults.

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Philanthropy’s Role in Reimagining Criminal Justice

Our Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President, Chanda Smith Baker, contributed to this report featuring a broad ecosystem of nonprofits, coalitions, and leaders of color that are working across the United States to transform the criminal legal system to one that is just and equitable.

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Tracey Meares

This episode of Conversations with Chanda dives deep into policing with Tracey L. Meares, the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor and Founding Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. Chanda and Tracey discuss the challenges police departments face as they work to ensure public safety while also building public trust.

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Bail and Pretrial Justice in the United States

In this review of bail and pretrial justice in the United States, the authors analyze how the field of bail operates and why it operates as it does, focusing on its official and unofficial objectives, core assumptions and values, power dynamics, and technologies.

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Safe Communities Grant Supports New Conviction Review Unit

The grant will enable the Conviction Review Unit to hire a paralegal, pay for services such as forensic testing and translation, and cover other expenses.

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2022 Safe Communities Micro Grants

This funding opportunity is designed to support gatherings and activities to address community trauma and promote wellness among Minneapolis youth and adults.

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The Violence Project

Using data from the writers’ groundbreaking research on mass shooters, including first-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, The Violence Project charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence.

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Kevin Reese

Executive Director of Until We Are All Free, Kevin Reese, talks about his dedication to restorative justice, reimagining the prison system, and the importance of healing from unchecked and generational trauma.

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Jason DeRusha

Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor Jason DeRusha sat down with Chanda to discuss the challenges media faced in the wake of George Floyd's murder and throughout the pandemic.

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Fund for Safe Communities

Established in 2018, the Fund for Safe Communities supports meaningful actions to address and prevent violence, promote healing, and address systemic inequities. This fund emphasizes the importance of work led by young people and is advised by emerging leaders who have been personally affected by gun violence.

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