Workers Center for Racial Justice — Prosecutorial Accountability in Chicago (2020)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
8/2020
Grant Amount 
$20,000
Purpose 
To support 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.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $20,000 to the Workers Center for Racial Justice to support work on prosecutorial accountability in Chicago. This funding is intended to enable the Workers Center for Racial Justice 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 and to continue to set the context for electing and re-electing reform-minded prosecutors.

This follows our July 2019 support and represents an “exit grant.” It falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.