The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $100,000 to the Prison Policy Initiative (PPI) for general support. PPI creates reports intended to change national discourse around criminal justice reform and provides data and research support to partner organizations around the country.
Chloe Cockburn, Open Philanthropy's Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform, sees PPI as filling an important role in its efforts to both compile and report on key data trends in criminal justice reform and package that information in a manner that is helpful to advocates, organizers, and others working to understand and reform the criminal justice system. While data collection and reporting are not primary focuses of Open Philanthropy's criminal justice reform strategy, Chloe would like to see more effective use of data and information and encourages other funders for whom data and information are a priority to consider PPI as a possible investment.
This is a renewal of Open Philanthropy's support and falls within its focus area of criminal justice reform.