Criminal Justice Reform Grant Recipients

All of Us or None

All of Us or None is a national organizing committee of prisoners, former prisoners, and felons, to combat the many forms of discrimination that we face as the result of felony convictions.

ACLU - Capital Punishment Project

The Capital Punishment Project (CPP) challenges the unfairness and arbitrariness of capital punishment while working toward the ultimate goal of abolishing the death penalty.  The Project engages in legislative reform, public education, and advocacy as well as strategic litigation, including the direct representation of capital defendants.

A New Way of Life Reentry Project

A New Way of Life Reentry Project is a non-profit organization in South Central Los Angeles with a core mission to help women and girls break the cycle of entrapment in the criminal justice system and lead healthy and satisfying lives.

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

From CCWP's own mission statement: "CCWP raises public consciousness about the cruel and inhumane conditions under which women in prison live and advocates for positive changes. We promote the leadership of and give voice to women prisoners, former prisoners, and their families."


Centerforce provides services for incarcerated individuals, formerly incarcerated individuals, and their loved ones in the areas of Children and Families Services, Prison and Transitional Services, and Information Services.

Center for Restorative Justice Works

The Center for Restorative Justice Works re-weaves the web of relationships that have been torn apart by crime and the policies of the criminal justice system.

Center for Young Women's Development

The Center for Young Women's Development is one of the first non-profits in the United States run and led entirely by young women.  From the beginning, we have organized young women who were the most marginalized in San Francisco - those in the street economies and the juvenile justice system - to design and deliver peer-to-peet education and support.

Critical Resistance

A grassroots organization dedicated to ending society's use of imprisonment and policing as the solutions to social, political, and economic problems. This organization is guided and led by those most impacted; people who are or have been in prison, their family members, and survivors of police violence.

Crossroads, Inc.

The mission of Crossroads, Inc. is to provide housing, education, support and counseling in a homelike environment for women who have been incarcerated.

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Two primary projects:  (1) Books Not Bars, a complete overhaul of the California Youth Authority, replacing prisons with rehabilitation centers and (2) Green Jobs Not Jails, combining restorative economics with restorative justice to rebuild safe, healthy cities.

Ex-Offender Action Network

Funding to recruit and train formerly incarcerated persons to become community organizers. This is followed by recruitment of other ex-offenders to participate in a campaign to establish a special needs employment resource center. Focus is on the Inland Empire and Antelope Valley areas of Southern California. The financial sponsor, RCNO's mission is to build the capacity of clergy, lay and community leaders to revitalize the communities in which they live, work, and worship.

Insight Prison Project

Insight Prison Project (IPP), since 1997, is a community based non-profit organization. It is dedicated to reducing recidivism, preventing re-victimization and serving public safety. IPP creates and conducts effective rehabilitation programs inside the prison, and supports the actual reinstatement of rehabilitation as the core operating principle within the California penal system.

Justice Now

Justice Now works with women prisoners and local communities to build a safe, compassionate world without prisons.

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

LSPC advocates for the civil rights and empowerment of incarcerated parents, children, family members and people at risk for incarceration through responding to requests for information, trainings, technical assistance, litigation, community activism and the development of more advocates.

Marin Literacy Program

Serving low-literate inmates at San Quentin State Prison; the F.A.T.H.E.R.S. Program provides family literacy and parenting education, and Project R.E.A.C.H. which supports inmate-to-inmate tutoring. Instruction allows students to advance in job opportunities, acquire the skills to be their child's first teacher, and participate as informed and active members of the community.

Project Avary

Project Avary is an organization providing opportunity for children of incarcerated parents to participate in character-building situations outside their home environments.  It consists of monthly "Adventure Days" and summer weeks away with other children in similar circumstances.  The potential exists for developing leadership skills and long-term personal development.

Time for Change Foundation

Time for Change Foundation is the model of excellence in the Inland Empire for empowering disenfranchised women transitioning from homelessness and recidivism.

TGI Justice Project

The Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project's mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.

Youth Justice Coalition

The Youth Justice Coalition is working to build a youth-led movement to challenge race, gender and class inequality in the Los Angeles County juvenile injustice system.