Columbia University — Beyond the Bars Conference 2018

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Beyond the Bars Conference organizers also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a gift of $50,000 to the Center for Justice at Columbia University’s School of Social Work to support its 2018 Beyond the Bars conference. Beyond the Bars is an annual interdisciplinary conference on mass incarceration that brings together stakeholders including formerly incarcerated individuals as well as community organizations interested in ending mass incarceration and promoting justice and equity. Our Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform, Chloe Cockburn, has attended the conference in the past and is particularly impressed by Columbia University’s interdisciplinary approach to studying mass incarceration.

This is a discretionary gift, and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.