LatinoJustice — Texas Office for Latinx Engagement


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn and Michelle Crentsil

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


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $250,000 over two years to LatinoJustice to support the establishment of an office in Texas to focus on increasing engagement of Latinx communities in criminal justice reform. LatinoJustice plans to hire Jorge Renaud to run the new project, which could include convenings to increase Latinx engagement in criminal justice reform, a bilingual newsletter that goes out to criminal justice reform and immigration groups across the region; and organizing and advocacy trainings for Latinx people directly impacted by the criminal justice system.

This discretionary grant follows our February 2017 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

LatinoJustice — Work to End Mass Incarceration (2019)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $400,000 over two years to LatinoJustice to support the Criminal Justice Reform Policy & Practice Center. The Center’s advocacy, communications, and litigation aims to support criminal justice policy reforms that safely reduce incarceration and seeks to encourage more key Latinx organizations and leaders to support criminal justice reform.

This discretionary grant follows our February 2017 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

LatinoJustice — Media Fellowship

Jason Hernandez, LatinoJustice’s Inaugural Media Fellow. (Photo courtesy of LatinoJustice)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $50,000 to LatinoJustice to support its new media fellowship program. The fellowship program is intended to allow a member of the Latinx community to document and eventually publish an account of his or her direct involvement with the criminal justice and correction system.

For its inaugural fellow, LatinoJustice selected Jason Hernandez, one of the first individuals to receive clemency under President Barack Obama’s clemency program.See The Atlantic, What It Takes to Secure Clemency, 2016 According to LatinoJustice, Jason has been instrumental in raising the profile of Latinx prisoners and assisting their families in the clemency process. During his fellowship, Jason intends to co-author a book focusing on his personal story as well as criminal justice issues. The book will primarily be directed at a Latinx audience, and is intended to engage more Latinx leaders and communities on issues related to criminal justice reform.

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

LatinoJustice — Work to End Mass Incarceration

Published: September 2017
Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn
This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. LatinoJustice staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $500,000 to LatinoJustice to enable it to launch the Criminal Justice Reform Policy & Practice Center, which will focus on advocacy, communications, and litigation. The two main goals of the Center will be to support criminal justice policy reform and to encourage key organizations and Latinx activists to support criminal justice reform.

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