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Citizens for Juvenile Justice — General Support (2016)

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For general support.
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Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Citizens for Juvenile Justice staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $65,000 to Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) for general support. The funding was intended to be applied toward efforts to improve the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts, and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform. CfJJ’s campaign aims to promote healthier outcomes and less recidivism among 18- to 25-year-olds involved in the criminal justice system including: (1) restructuring the juvenile justice system to include 18- to 20-year-olds to prevent them from long-term entanglement in the adult justice system; and (2) improving recidivism outcomes for 21- to 24-year-olds in the adult justice system by creating targeted, developmentally appropriate changes designed to better engage and rehabilitate emerging adults.

One of these grants was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.

This is a discretionary grant.