The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights — Federal Criminal Justice Reform Advocacy (February 2020)

Sakira Cook from LCCHR joins civil and human rights activists in front of the Department of Justice after announcement of the abandonment of the Smart on Crime Initiative. (Photo courtesy of LCCHR.)
Award Date 
2/2020
Grant Amount 
$200,000
Purpose 
To support advocacy on federal criminal justice reform policy.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $200,000 to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR) for advocacy on federal criminal justice reform policy. LCCHR works with over 200 civil-rights-oriented groups to eliminate social and economic inequality in the United States, and recently co-published a comprehensive policy platform that will guide its future criminal justice reform work. This funding will pay for staff time and overhead related to criminal justice reform advocacy.

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