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Justice & Opportunity

CZI Announces $3.5 Million in Anticipated Grant Support for Philadelphia District Attorney’s... CZI Announces $3.5 Million in Anticipated Grant Support for Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Led Research...

Mar 11, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced an anticipated $3.5 million in grant support to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for a research collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania to examine the short and long-term impacts of prosecutorial discretion on individuals, families, and communities affected by the criminal...

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Justice & Opportunity

Transforming Prosecution

Nov 22, 2019 - “As a former prosecutor, I’ve seen firsthand how the daily decisions prosecutors make in court can have life-altering outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. One prosecutorial decision — to seek a felony or a misdemeanor, to insist on jail or treatment — can reverberate for a lifetime. It is an emerging truism that prosecutors...

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Justice & Opportunity

Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Students

Aug 30, 2019 - Higher education can be powerful and life-changing for incarcerated students. It’ s one of the best pathways to jobs, higher wages, and opportunity for those returning home, and also improves the safety and culture of prisons.  Today there are over 2.3 million people incarcerated in America, but only around 9 percent of these individuals receive...

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Justice & Opportunity

Formerly Incarcerated Leaders are Paving the Road for Change

Apr 23, 2019 - At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we want to help the diverse and growing criminal justice reform movement flourish, which includes ensuring that those closest to the problem have the tools and resources needed to lead its transformation. This year for Second Chances Month, we’re proud to announce eight new grants to organizations not only led...

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Justice & Opportunity

Making Real Second Chances Possible

Apr 5, 2019 - This April we celebrate Second Chances Month — a time to recognize and honor individuals and organizations that are working hard every day to make real second chances — and sometimes first chances–possible for those impacted by the justice system. “It’s nearly impossible for people with histories of incarceration or with...

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Justice & Opportunity

Fast Company: How technology can help build a more equitable justice system

Mar 6, 2019 - This piece was published in Fast Company on March 6, 2019. Over the past several years, many of us have come to rely on technology to make more informed decisions about our lives. Some of them help us day to day–like which roads we should take on the way home, or what foods we should eat, or how we should manage our workouts. Others are more...

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