While there has been much activity throughout the U.S. and in New York City on criminal justice reform in recent years, including consensus among local policymakers to close Rikers Island and cut the number of people involved in the system by half within a decade, the implementation of long-term, meaningful solutions for women and families remain too few and far between. Particular challenges include:
- Insufficient attention paid to comprehensive policy and practice solutions that fully center issues of economic, racial and gender justice in their analysis and implementation;
- Few long-term collaborative efforts between cross-sector stakeholders – including funders, nonprofit organizations, government, private sector, and academia – to leverage resources towards common goals and at the scale required to significantly impact long-term trends; and
- A paucity of leadership of those with experiences of system involvement in key decision-making and leadership roles.
Join The New York Women’s Foundation and Philanthropy New York for a discussion on a new paradigm for justice that actively dismantles systems of oppression and creates new paths for stability and opportunity in the lives of New York City women, families and communities.
- Details about The New York Women's Foundation’s launch of a 7-year initiative and collaborative fund to help dismantle mass incarceration and its effects
- Community-based solutions that significantly decrease the involvement of women and families in the system and support the closing of Rikers Island
- Alternatives to mass incarceration that re-imagine and promote true justice, safety and overall well-being for these communities
- Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director, Alliance of Families for Justice
- Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chairman, Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform
- Julie Peterson, Senior Program Officer, The Pinkerton Foundation
- Cheryl Wilkins, Senior Director of Education and Programs, Center for Justice at Columbia University
- Ana L. Oliveira (Moderator), President & CEO, The New York Women’s Foundation
- Ronna D. Brown (Welcome Remarks), President, Philanthropy New York
All interested funders, especially those working in or interested in criminal justice reform
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
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