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Free Hearts — Criminal Justice Reform (2020)

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To support criminal justice reform work.
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Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $150,000 to Free Hearts, via the Praxis Project, to support criminal justice reform work. Free Hearts is an organizing and advocacy group based in Nashville that works with formerly incarcerated and currently incarcerated women and girls to reduce female incarceration. Free Hearts plans to use these funds to expand its member base and to continue to work on legislation and campaigns around diversion policy, increased clemency, more pretrial release, and other criminal justice reforms.

This follows our September 2019 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.