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Justice & Opportunity

Ohio State Ballot Measure Aimed at Improving Public Safety and Tackling Overcrowded Prisons Gains... Ohio State Ballot Measure Aimed at Improving Public Safety and Tackling Overcrowded Prisons Gains Support from the Cha...

Aug 1, 2018 - As part of our Justice & Opportunity Initiative, which focuses on housing affordability, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, and immigration, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to support an effort in Ohio to reduce prison spending and bolster addiction treatment and other common sense public safety programs. This November, Ohio...

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Justice & Opportunity

Award-winning podcast, education program at San Quentin Prison gain support from the Chan Zuckerberg... Award-winning podcast, education program at San Quentin Prison gain support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Jul 25, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced support for two projects based at San Quentin Prison; the award-winning podcast, “Ear Hustle,” and the Prison University Project, which offers a general education Associate of Arts degree to nearly 350 people at the prison. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s support for these projects was first...

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Justice & Opportunity

Coding it Forward builds civic tech talent pipeline, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg... Coding it Forward builds civic tech talent pipeline, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Jul 23, 2018 -   “When it’s implemented well, technology can be an amazing equalizer, allowing access to goods and services for people who previously would have been at huge disadvantage for getting them.” — Loren Hinkson, Civic Digital Fellow, Coding it Forward Government services, like food assistance, health care, and legal aid, help millions of...

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Justice & Opportunity

Veterans and Affordable Housing Act Gains Momentum with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Donation

Jul 9, 2018 - Sacramento, CA – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has pledged support for Prop. 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act, that will be on the November statewide ballot and will help build affordable housing for veterans, working families, people with disabilities, and other Californians experiencing homelessness or struggling to find a safe and...

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Justice & Opportunity

CZI Justice & Opportunity Staff Collaborate with Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

Jun 18, 2018 -   Over the next few weeks, a team from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Justice & Opportunity team will collaborate with prosecutors in the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to develop a deeper understanding of the technical and administrative challenges that prosecutors face in implementing new policies. This...

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Justice & Opportunity

Supporting Community Coalitions in California

May 11, 2018 - As part of our Justice & Opportunity Initiative, which focuses on housing affordability, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, and immigration, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is supporting to Schools and Communities First and The Million Voter Project. These grassroots coalitions of community-based organizations are working hard to...

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