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Forward Justice — Criminal Justice Reform Advocacy and Organizing (2019)

Forward Justice coordinates justice coalitions throughout North Carolina. (Photo courtesy of Forward Justice.)
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To support its criminal justice reform organizing work in North Carolina.
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Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $450,000 over two years to Forward Justice to support its statewide criminal justice reform organizing work in North Carolina. Forward Justice, led by nationally prominent formerly incarcerated advocate Daryl Atkinson, plans to use these funds to promote prosecutor accountability, train formerly incarcerated people in leadership and organizing skills, and coordinate justice coalitions throughout the state.

This follows our November 2018 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.