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Silicon Valley De-Bug — Participatory Defense / Bail Fund Pilot

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To support project coordination for a bail fund and participatory defense collaborative pilot.
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Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Silicon Valley De-Bug staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $20,600 to Silicon Valley De-Bug to support a pilot project exploring a partnership between bail funds and participatory defense, led by Raj Jayadev. We consider bail funds and participatory defense emerging models that could lead to high community engagement in justice system processes. In addition to this grant, we also recommended a grant to the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, which will be collaborating with Silicon Valley De-Bug on this project.

This is a discretionary grant, and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.