Grant: The Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Program supports groups working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth in the United States. In particular, the Program makes grants to groups that are working to advance systems reforms that will:
- Reduce youth incarceration rates in the juvenile justice system (through policies that, for example, limit the use of incarceration, expand the use of community-based alternatives to incarceration, reduce lengths of stay, and/or decriminalize minor misbehaviors or otherwise divert youth from the juvenile court system)
- End the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth as adults.
- Promote more fair and equitable treatment of youth of color by the juvenile justice system.
Funder: Public Welfare Foundation
Eligibility: See link for information on eligibility.
Deadline: June 20, 2012