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National Association of Community and Restorative Justice — Restorative Justice Conference

Cheryl Graves, Ora Shub, and Kay Pranis with the Community Justice for Youth Institute team in Chicago. (Photo courtesy of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice)
Award Date 
Grant Amount 
To support the June 2017 restorative and community justice convening of people interested in and supportive of relational strategies for justice.
Topic (focus area) 

Published: January 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $50,000 to the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice to support a conference on restorative justice in June 2017. This is expected to be one of the largest conferences on this topic in the US.

This is a discretionary (formerly called “no-process”) grant. For discretionary grants, the grant investigator (in this case Chloe Cockburn, our Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform) can recommend the grant without needing to go through our normal process of providing their reasoning, discussing with the team, and providing input on and review of our public page. These grants are limited to a relatively small proportion of our grantmaking, and some other stipulations apply to what types of grant are eligible. The overall aim is for us to be able to move forward on relatively small and low-risk grants, based purely on the judgment of a single staff member and with minimal delay.