Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation — Reform Implementation and Prosecutorial Accountability

A Black Lives Matter Campaign Organized by Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL). (Photo courtesy of SOUL.)
Award Date 
7/2021
Grant Amount 
$500,000
Purpose 
To support work on prosecutor accountability and on the implementation of the Pretrial Fairness Act.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $500,000 over two years to Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) to support work on prosecutor accountability and on the implementation of the Pretrial Fairness Act, which ends money bail in Illinois. The Illinois legislature passed the Pretrial Fairness Act earlier this year, following work by SOUL and other members of the Coalition to End Money Bond to raise awareness of the issue of money bail.

This follows our August 2020 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.