Prisoner Re-entry Grant Recipients

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"All of Us or None," a separate project under the umbrella of LSPC to deal with the discrimination against convicted felons or formerly incarcerated people.  A primary goal of this new organization is to build lasting, action-oriented connections between former prisoners who are community activists to lead the fight for the civil rights of their community.

Liberty Hill Foundation - Donor Advised Fund

A fund has been established for grantees in the Los Angeles area focused on prisoner re-entry.  Grantees are:  Crossroads, Inc., Get On The Bus, and A New Way of Life Re-Entry Program.

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.

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.