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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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Justice & Opportunity

CZI and Over 25 Partners Launch National Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative to Automate... CZI and Over 25 Partners Launch National Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative to Automate Clearing of Criminal...

Nov 15, 2018 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when right and left agree on very little, today, a diverse group of more than 25 groups from across the political spectrum came together to launch a new national bipartisan criminal justice campaign known as “clean slate.” Following decades of overcriminalization in the United States, between 70 million and 100...

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Justice & Opportunity

Reimagining Justice, Together

Nov 12, 2018 - By David Plouffe, Head of Policy & Advocacy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has a big vision — to help build a better future for everyone. We know we can’t solve today’s problems with yesterday’s approaches, so our philanthropy looks a little different from most: we bring together world class...

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