Reentry, Recidivism & Restorative Justice
In 2021, Independence Foundation started a new funding stream around the effects of incarceration. Often people who have been incarcerated and are released lack supports and services, struggle to find jobs and are often re-arrested and re-incarcerated. About two-thirds of people with a criminal conviction are re-arrested and more than half are re-incarcerated within three years of their release.
The Foundation funds community-based organizations doing the following - either by directly assisting individuals, or working to change systems that cause or contribute to the harm addressed:
- Providing supports to families and individuals involved with and affected by the criminal justice system
- Working to reduce the number of people who imminently face incarceration or a return to prison
- Providing resources to formerly incarcerated individuals that help them become integrated and contributing members once they are released back into society
- Working to reduce harm to families and neighborhoods caused by incarceration
How to Apply
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