The Public Welfare Foundation, through the Youth Justice Grants, supports efforts to end the criminalization and reliance on incarceration of youth in the United States. Grants support the following focus areas: (1) advancing state policies that restrict the juvenile justice system’s use of incarceration and out-of-home placements and prioritize the use of community-based approaches for youth; (2) end the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth as adults; and (3) support innovative strategies to counter structural racism in the juvenile justice system, with a particular focus on front-end reforms.
Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Interested applicants must first submit a Letter of Inquiry; selected applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal. Letters must be submitted using the online system.
Eligibility: Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award: Awards vary.
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.
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