LatinoJustice — Texas Office for Latinx Engagement

Organization Name 
Award Date 
5/2019
Grant Amount 
$250,000
Purpose 
To support the establishment of a Texas office to increase engagement of Latinx communities in criminal justice reform.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn and Michelle Crentsil

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $250,000 over two years to LatinoJustice to support the establishment of an office in Texas to focus on increasing engagement of Latinx communities in criminal justice reform. LatinoJustice plans to hire Jorge Renaud to run the new project, which could include convenings to increase Latinx engagement in criminal justice reform, a bilingual newsletter that goes out to criminal justice reform and immigration groups across the region; and organizing and advocacy trainings for Latinx people directly impacted by the criminal justice system.

This discretionary grant follows our February 2017 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.