Beyond Bail: Justice Reform 2.0 - A Food for Thought Conversation

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 320 East 43rd Street, 2nd Floor, NYC 10017
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After decades of advocacy work, criminal justice reformers have seen their efforts materialize into concrete legislative reforms. Most recently, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC and California have enacted reforms that address several issues including cash bail and pre-trial release. At the federal level, Congress passed The First Step Act that aims to help the formerly incarcerated transition back into everyday life. However, advocates are concerned that poor implementation may undermine their efforts and create unforseen barriers to meaningful reform. How can the philanthropic sector ensure hard won gains are not lost as reforms are implemented? What are the potential pitfalls of what funders need to be aware of? How can we lead the next level of reforms?


New York, New York: Highlights of the 2019 Bail Reform Law

Assessing Potential Impacts of 2020 Bail Reforms in New York City

Addressing Addiction and Preventing Overdose in NY: Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Jails and Prisons

Less is More Factsheet


This program is a Food for Thought conversation hosted by the Committee for Equitable and Inclusive Philanthropy for PNY members to discuss “equity” as a tool to buttress their philanthropic practice and as a lens through which to understand current events. Rather than follow a set agenda, the conversation will be a forum for members to engage in informal, interactive discussion exploring issues of equity and inclusion by analyzing and discussing recent articles, research, editorials, and other media.

Bring your lunch and join your peers at these lively conversations.  Beverages and treats will be provided.

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All interested funders.


12:15 PM - 12:30 PM  Check-in
12:30 - 2:00 PM  Program 

Registration is required by October 23rd

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Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)

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