American Civil Liberties Union Foundation — Disability Rights Fellowship

Award Date 
4/2017
Grant Amount 
$45,000
Purpose 
To support a fellowship for a disability rights attorney focusing on reducing incarceration of people with mental disabilities under the supervision of Susan Mizner.
Topic (focus area) 

Published: June 2017
Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $45,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation’s Disability Rights Program to support a fellowship for Zoe Brennan-Krohn, a disability rights attorney. Ms. Brennan-Krohn plans to use this grant to pilot litigation and advocacy to move people with mental disabilities from jails to communities. She will be working under the supervision of Susan Mizner, whose work is well-regarded by Chloe Cockburn, our Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform and the investigator for this grant. We see this grant as an opportunity to support the training of an early-career attorney who we believe has the potential to become a powerful advocate for reducing incarceration of people with mental disabilities.

This is a discretionary grant.