Forward Justice — Criminal Justice Reform Advocacy

Forward Justice
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To support work on prosecutorial accountability and organizing people impacted by the justice system.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $150,000 to Forward Justice, led by nationally prominent formerly incarcerated advocate Daryl Atkinson, to support local prosecutor accountability and organizing work in North Carolina in Durham and Pitt counties. This funding will support Forward Justice to continue to grow the local chapter of All of Us or None, and will also support local organizing, public forums, and town halls to work with Durham’s newly elected district attorney to ensure policies are keeping communities safe without overly relying on jail and prison incarceration.

This is a renewal of Open Philanthropy's May 2017 support and falls within its focus area of criminal justice reform.

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