Justice Strategies — Criminal Justice Reform

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Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $75,000 to Justice Strategies, via the Tides Center, to provide technical assistance and research support for groups working on criminal justice reform. Justice Strategies is a small think tank that produces reports and convenings and provides testimony, thought-partnership and leadership, and other support to advocates.

This discretionary grant follows our March 2018 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Justice Strategies — General Support (2018)

A panel consisting of Kyung-Ji Rhee, Liz Glazer, Robin Steinberg, Eric Gonzalez, and Danielle Sered discuss the Better by Half publication and take audience questions related to decarceration in New York. (Photo courtesy of Justice Strategies)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $100,000 to Justice Strategies via Tides Center for general support. Justice Strategies is a small think tank that produces reports and convenings and provides testimony, thought-partnership and leadership, and other support to advocates.

This is a discretionary grant, a renewal of our 2016 support, and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Justice Strategies — General Support (2016)

Published: December 2016

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $200,000 to Justice Strategies via Tides Center for general support. Justice Strategies is a small think tank led by Judy Greene, who is a well known grassroots researcher in the criminal justice reform field with a track record we find impressive.

This is a discretionary (formerly called “no-process”) grant. For discretionary grants, the grant investigator (in this case Chloe Cockburn, our Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform) can recommend the grant without needing to go through our normal process of providing their reasoning, discussing with the team, and providing input on and review of our public page. These grants are limited to a relatively small proportion of our grantmaking, and some other stipulations apply to what types of grant are eligible. The overall aim is for us to be able to move forward on relatively small and low-risk grants, based purely on the judgment of a single staff member and with minimal delay.