“The Nation’s Eyes on Rikers: A Report on Community Leader-Identified Priorities, Opportunities for Funders and Key Organizing Objectives” is an easy-to-scan report featuring strategic takeaways from the Funders Summit on Justice Reform hosted by Philanthropy New York in December 2017. It provides an overview of the justice funding landscape, appraisals of potential funding strategies and additional resources for funders seeking collaboration on justice reform.
The report, approved by the Justice Reform Funders Steering Committee at its June 2018 meeting, focuses on six strategic takeaways, which many of our members have been acting on in the past six months:
- Lead with Race
- Sustain Pressure from All Sides
- Concentrate on Local Momentum
- Bridge the Upstate-Downstate Divide
- Implement a Cultural Overhaul
- Take a Closer Look at Rikers