Grant Announcement – Public Welfare Foundation Juvenile Justice Program


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.

Amount: Unspecified.


Deadline: June 20, 2012


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