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Citizen Action of New York— Criminal Justice Reform Advocacy in New York State

Organization Name 
Award Date 
10/2018
Grant Amount 
$266,000
Purpose 
To support legislative advocacy and organizing work for criminal justice reform in New York State.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Citizen Action of New York staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $266,000 to Citizen Action of New York to support legislative advocacy and grassroots organizing for criminal justice reform in New York State. Citizen Action intends to use these funds to hire a criminal justice policy director, engage in grassroots organizing and legislative lobbying to decarcerate jails, reform the pretrial system, and advance other legislative reforms to the criminal legal system.

This grant was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.

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