Vote Safe — Criminal Justice Reform Policy Advocacy

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended that Cari Tuna personally contribute $250,000 to Vote Safe for criminal justice reform policy advocacy.1 Vote Safe is affiliated with Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ), an advocacy and policy reform organization that developed the first statewide network for crime victims supporting justice reform. Vote Safe crafted and ran the successful campaign for Proposition 47, a 2014 California ballot measure that reduced incarceration by changing several low-level felonies to misdemeanors, and reallocating the prison cost savings to prevention and treatment.2

The Open Philanthropy Project separately recommended a grant to the Alliance for Safety and Justice, a national organization aiming to build off and scale up the success of CSJ.

This funding falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.


The New York Times 2015 Source (archive)