Executive Director of TGIJP, Janetta Johnson speaking to crowd at a Queers for Black Lives Matter action. Photo by Arkansassy.

Executive Director of TGIJP, Janetta Johnson speaking to crowd at a Queers for Black Lives Matter action. Photo by Arkansassy.

2012 GRANTEES

 

 

In 2009, as a harsh economy devastated families in poor communities, CJI turned its attention to the growing number of criminal justice policies that further undermine family stability. With an eye toward regional and national movement building, we funded organizations that educated and engaged broad constituencies to contest the most egregious of these practices. Our priorities included immigrant detention measures that separate parents from children with inadequate due process of law; legislation that strips incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people of their rights as citizens, workers, and parents; and school practices that label and criminalize young people.  In 2012, we funded a new cadre of grantees to continue with this initiative. Their impressive array of work falls into four strategic domains: Civil and Human Rights of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated People, Reproductive Health and Parental Rights, Immigrant Detention and Racial Profiling, and Hyper-Incarceration of Youth of Color.