The People’s Lobby – Reform Implementation and Prosecutorial Accountability

Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $250,000 over two years to The People’s Lobby to support work on prosecutor accountability and on the implementation of the Pretrial Fairness Act, which ends money bail in Illinois. The Illinois legislature passed the Pretrial Fairness Act earlier this year, following years of work by The People’s Lobby and other members of the Coalition to End Money Bond.

This follows our July 2020 support for the People’s Lobby Education Institute and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

The People’s Lobby — Prosecutorial Accountability


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $125,000 to the People’s Lobby to support work on prosecutorial accountability in Chicago. This funding is intended to enable the People’s Lobby to support local organizing to ensure Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s policies are keeping communities safe without overly relying on jail and prison incarceration and to continue to set the context for electing and re-electing reform-minded prosecutors.

This follows our July 2019 support for the People’s Lobby Education Institute and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.