Criminal Justice. By promoting equality for those impacted by the criminal justice system, we initiate a cycle of hopefulness. Half of released American prisoners end up going back to jail within three years. We’re making sure that changes.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE GRANTS
We believe effective justice requires consequences for those who break the law, but often this results in a lifelong impact, ensuring the same behaviors. We support programs that interrupt this cycle and give hope for a brighter future.
We Raise Foundation invests in programs that reduce rates of recidivism, provide education opportunities and healing to those serving prison sentences, and connect individuals to resources that will help them thrive once they’re released back into society.
The Restorative Justice Community Court (RJCC) will serve 18-26 year olds from Chicago’s North Lawndale community who are charged with non-violent felonies and misdemeanors.The RJCC engages the community in restorative justice practices with victims and offenders, coupled with social services, to heal and strengthen all affected, thus building community capacity to address crime.