Vera Institute of Justice’s “In Our Backyards” Community Grant Advances Criminal Justice Reform in PA Through Urban/Rural Collaboration Evaluation of program implemented by the Pennsylvania Prison Society and Urban Rural Action in Philadelphia and Adams County shows “substantial value” in advancing reforms and bridging divides

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Vera Institute of Justice Announces Inaugural Round of “In Our Backyards Community Grants” to Support Local Efforts to Reduce the Trend of Rising Incarceration in Small Cities and Rural Counties

Grants will fund 11 projects undertaken by 16 organizations in 7 states

NEW YORK, NY – Today, the Vera Institute of Justice announced its inaugural round of In Our Backyards Community Grants, which will support organizing, research, and public education around reducing mass incarceration. Vera’s grants will fund a total of 11 projects undertaken by 16 organizations in 7 states. These Community Grants represent the lat ...

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June 04, 2019
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