Citizens for Juvenile Justice — General Support (2019)


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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


Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $75,000 to Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) for general support. CfJJ plans to use these funds to continue advocating for reforms to the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts, in particular, raising the age of criminal court jurisdiction to 19 or higher.

This follows our 2018 grant recommendation and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Citizens for Juvenile Justice — General Support (2018)

Youth involved in Citizens for Juvenile Justice. (Photo courtesy of Citizens for Juvenile Justice)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $75,000 to Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) for general support. These grants represent a renewal of our 2017 grant recommendation to CfJJ, and will allow it to continue advocating for reforms to the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts, in particular, raising the age of criminal court jurisdiction to 21.

One of these grants was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.

These are discretionary grants and fall within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Citizens for Juvenile Justice — General Support (2017)

CfJJ and I Have A Future members at the Massachusetts House Chamber on Lobby Day. (Photo courtesy of CfJJ)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $75,000 to Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) for general support. These grants represent a renewal of our 2016 grant recommendation to CfJJ, and will allow it to continue advocating for reforms to the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts, in particular, raising the age of criminal court jurisdiction to 21.

One of these grants was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.

These are discretionary grants, and fall within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Citizens for Juvenile Justice — General Support (2016)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $65,000 to Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) for general support. The funding was intended to be applied toward efforts to improve the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts, and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform. CfJJ’s campaign aims to promote healthier outcomes and less recidivism among 18- to 25-year-olds involved in the criminal justice system including: (1) restructuring the juvenile justice system to include 18- to 20-year-olds to prevent them from long-term entanglement in the adult justice system; and (2) improving recidivism outcomes for 21- to 24-year-olds in the adult justice system by creating targeted, developmentally appropriate changes designed to better engage and rehabilitate emerging adults.

One of these grants was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.

This is a discretionary grant.

Citizens for Juvenile Justice — General Support

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $50,000 to Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) for general support. The funding will be applied toward efforts to improve the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts, and falls within our work on criminal justice reform.

This grant was recommended at the same time as another grant to Citizens for Juvenile Justice.

This is a discretionary grant.