The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $25,000 to Court Watch NOLA for general support. Court Watch NOLA is a small 501(c)(3) organization that has over 100 volunteers annually who do regular court watching and data gathering on practices used in New Orleans courtrooms. Court watchers gather data relating to violations of transparency, constitutional rights, ethics rules, state law, and victim rights. This data is compiled into regular reports that the organization uses for advocacy. We are interested in exploring the possibility of scaling up court watching as a prominent public education and engagement tactic in criminal justice reform work.
This is a discretionary grant.
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