The New York Women’s Foundation Creates Collaborative Fund To Support Justice Reform for Women and To Help Dismantle Mass Incarceration
The New York Women’s Foundation announced today the creation of The Justice Fund, a new collaboration to help dismantle mass incarceration. Part of a seven-year grantmaking and philanthropic mobilization effort, the initiative will focus specifically on incarceration and its effects on women, girls and TGNC communities. The fund is the first of its kind in the country to engage in criminal justice reform through a lens of gender and racial equity.
Through The Justice Fund, The Foundation will invest in community-based and cross-sector solutions that significantly decrease the involvement of women and families in all phases and aspects of the justice system. Key among the priorities will be closing Rikers Island and investing in alternatives that promote justice, safety and overall well-being for these communities.
“As a public foundation rooted in and led by community experience, we have both a moral and practical imperative to leverage our resources towards a more just society for those traditionally at the margins,” said Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation. “Our initiative will create a new paradigm for justice that dismantles unfair and biased systems and creates new paths for stability and opportunity in the lives of New York City women, families, and communities.”
The fund will harness financial and other resources of a diverse set of funders committed to justice reform for women, TGNC individuals, families, and communities in New York City...