Workers Center for Racial Justice — Prosecutorial Accountability in Chicago (2019)

WCRJ members meet with key legislators in Springfield to advocate for criminal justice reform (Photo courtesy of WCRJ.)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
7/2019
Grant Amount 
$85,000
Purpose 
To support the Workers Center for Racial Justice's work on prosecutorial accountability in Chicago.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Workers Center for Racial Justice staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $85,000 to the Workers Center for Racial Justice to support its work on prosecutorial accountability in Chicago. The Workers Center for Racial Justice plans to use this grant to support local organizing to ensure Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s policies are keeping communities safe without overly relying on jail and prison incarceration.

This discretionary grant follows our June 2018 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.