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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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Justice & Opportunity

When it Comes to Fighting for Affordable Housing, Criminal Justice Reform, Elections Matter

Nov 9, 2018 - Tuesday marked an historic election — with voters taking to the polls on a number of community-led ballot measures on housing affordability and criminal justice reform. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was proud to support some of these efforts, and we congratulate our partners for their work on these and other important campaigns around the...

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Building Opportunity for People with Histories of Incarceration

Nov 1, 2018 - Pablo Gaxiola walked out of prison in 2014, after being in and out of the system for 15 years. He left with his personal belongings and a felony record that would loom heavy over his life – and his hopes for a fresh start. “Having felonies caused me to not get jobs. I’d get a job offer, pending the background check, and my heart would...

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Public Rights Project: Rethinking How Prosecutors Protect & Serve Their Communities

Oct 26, 2018 - In 2017, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launched our Criminal Justice Reform work, as part of the Justice & Opportunity program. We did so with a vision that the justice system must be redesigned, with community health and safety at its core, and with those directly impacted – presently and formerly incarcerated persons, crime survivors,...

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Voting has begun on critical housing and criminal justice ballot measures

Oct 23, 2018 - With early and mail voting underway, critical community-driven ballot measures on criminal justice reform and housing affordability are being voted on right now. As part of our Justice & Opportunity Initiative, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is supporting several efforts to increase access to affordable housing in California, as well as a...

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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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