Juvenile Justice Programs

Posted by Public Welfare Foundation on September 8, 2014

The Public Welfare Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from organizations and programs working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth in the United States.

Through its Juvenile Justice program, the foundation awards grants to groups that are working to advance policy reforms that reduce youth incarceration rates in the juvenile justice system by, for example, limiting the use of incarceration, expanding the use of community-based alternatives to incarceration, reducing lengths of stay, and/or decriminalizing minor misbehaviors or otherwise diverting youth from the juvenile court system; ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth as adults; and promoting fairer and more equitable treatment of youth of color by the juvenile justice system. Grant amounts are determined by the scope of the project.

To be eligible, applicants must have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Letters of Intent are accepted year round. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to complete full proposals.

Visit the Public Welfare Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


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