The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $45,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation’s Disability Rights Program to support a fellowship for Zoe Brennan-Krohn, a disability rights attorney. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on criminal justice reform.
The ACLU Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil liberties of people across the Unites States. Ms. Brennan-Krohn plans to use this grant to pilot litigation and advocacy to move people with mental disabilities from jails to communities. She will be working under the supervision of Susan Mizner, whose work is well-regarded by Chloe Cockburn, Open Philanthropy's Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform and the investigator for this grant. Open Philanthropy sees this grant as an opportunity to support the training of an early-career attorney who it believes has the potential to become a powerful advocate for reducing incarceration of people with mental disabilities.