Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn
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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $500,000 over two years to Court Watch NOLA (CWN) for general support. CWN utilizes over 100 volunteers annually to observe and collect data on practices used in New Orleans courtrooms. Its observations and data are then compiled into regular reports, which can be used by the general public and advocacy groups for work related to criminal justice reform. We think that CWN’s focus on public accountability for system actors’ behavior in court is a critical component of reform in New Orleans and a model for locations elsewhere.
This follows our November 2018 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.