Grants to Reform Probation and Parole Aim to Tackle a Top Driver of Mass Incarceration

Grants to Reform Probation and Parole Aim to Tackle a Top Driver of Mass Incarceration

Many of the inmates in U.S. prisons have returned because their parole or probation was revoked, often for minor infractions. Arnold Ventures is zeroing in on this issue as part of its expanding criminal justice push. Who’s getting funding?

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Who's Behind This New Effort to Reform Parole and Probation?

Who's Behind This New Effort to Reform Parole and Probation?

Around 4.5 million Americans are on probation or parole—over twice the number of adults incarcerated. Here’s who’s backing a new initiative to organize reform-minded local officials toward a leaner, less punitive model of community supervision.

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New Funder-Backed Alliance Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform

New Funder-Backed Alliance Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform

It’s not often you find the Ford Foundation and Koch Industries on the same side of an issue. But criminal justice is one such issue, and both are backing a new policy group focused on advancing reform, along with other prominent funders.

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Amid a Wave of Mass Shootings, New Grants Flow for Gun Violence Research

Amid a Wave of Mass Shootings, New Grants Flow for Gun Violence Research

While the need for stronger gun laws may seem like common sense to many Americans, there is a surprising void of hard evidence to inform policymaking in this area. A new collaborative just made $10 million in research grants to change that.

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Why This Philanthropist is Behind a Group Pushing to Reform Probation and Parole

Why This Philanthropist is Behind a Group Pushing to Reform Probation and Parole

The REFORM Alliance advocates criminal justice reform, especially around probation and parole, focusing on legislation at the state level. Laura Arnold, co-founder of Arnold Ventures, is one of the group’s strongest allies.

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When Philanthropy Is Not Enough: A Top Donor Couple Takes a Broader Approach to Impact

When Philanthropy Is Not Enough: A Top Donor Couple Takes a Broader Approach to Impact

Laura and John Arnold are well known for their foundation’s prolific grantmaking. But the couple has long been engaged in political giving, too. And now they’re bringing these two strategies together in a single organization, Arnold Ventures.

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Got Ideas for Helping Fix a Broken Probation System? Talk to This Funder

Got Ideas for Helping Fix a Broken Probation System? Talk to This Funder

From gun violence research to pretrial justice reform, Arnold Ventures has been one busy foundation when it comes to criminal justice. Now, with a new initiative aimed at reducing probation revocation rates, the funder shows no sign of slowing down.

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A Top Justice Reform Funder Targets the Prison System, Aiming for “Radical Change”

A Top Justice Reform Funder Targets the Prison System, Aiming for “Radical Change”

With a new funding strategy, Arnold Ventures is betting that evidence and transparency will stimulate policy reform. In addition to supporting new research, initial grants will help expand alternative approaches already in place on the ground.

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With Funding in Scant Supply, a Grantmaker Steps up Big Time for Gun Violence Research

With Funding in Scant Supply, a Grantmaker Steps up Big Time for Gun Violence Research

Despite claiming nearly 40,000 U.S. lives a year, gun violence is woefully under-researched. Arnold Ventures wants to change that—and so do many scholars. A new collaborative at RAND that Arnold seeded with $20 million has been deluged with proposals.

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Presumed Innocent? A Funder Steps Up Its Push Against a Deeply Unfair Pretrial Justice System

Presumed Innocent? A Funder Steps Up Its Push Against a Deeply Unfair Pretrial Justice System

Much of America has a two-tiered system that allows affluent defendants to buy their freedom before trial, while poorer people often languish in jail. In its latest move to change that, Arnold Ventures just launched an ambitious new partnership for pretrial justice reform.

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A Foundation Looks to Curb Opioid Deaths by Improving Addiction Treatment

A Foundation Looks to Curb Opioid Deaths by Improving Addiction Treatment

At a time when Americans are dying by the thousands from opioid and other addictions, substance abuse treatment programs can save lives. Finding a good program isn’t easy, though. Arnold Ventures, along with other funders, is looking to change that.

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Behind a New Initiative to Reform Parole and Probation Nationwide

Behind a New Initiative to Reform Parole and Probation Nationwide

Too often, the gains made by former prisoners in creating new lives for themselves risk being washed away by inflexible systems of parole and probation. With 4.5 million Americans under such supervision, we look at what two foundations are doing to advance reform.

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