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Michigan Justice Fund annual report, video reveal the initiative’s more than $6 million statewide impact

The Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, today released its 2021 annual report and a video highlighting its efforts to advance justice reform. Since...

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Michigan’s economy includes returning citizens Crain's Detroit Business

This op-ed originally appeared in Crain’s Detroit Business. Between 2 million and 3 million people in Michigan have a criminal conviction. More than 8,000 come home from prison each year...

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Michigan Justice Fund Summer Fellowship

About the Michigan Justice Fund: The Michigan Justice Fund (MJF) is a funders’ collaborative that seeks to make investments that help stem the flow of individuals into the criminal justice...

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Community Foundation Announces $14 Million in Grants in Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced grants totaling $14 million in the third quarter to support organizations primarily in southeast Michigan that are focused on the arts, civic life,...

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Leading Philanthropies Join Forces to Boost Economic Mobility among People Involved with the Criminal Justice System The Justice and Mobility Fund

Initial $250 million committed to pursue comprehensive justice reforms that advance racial equity and inclusive post-pandemic recovery New York— Year after year, millions of Americans with past involvement in the...

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A better chance at a fresh start

This story was originally published in our 2021 Annual Report. Nearly 100,000 people in Michigan are currently in prison, on parole, or on probation. Among those, roughly 40,000 individuals are...

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Justice System Reform Projects Receive Over $2 Million in Support

A group of national and local foundations announced over $2 million in support to 12 organizations through the Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative designed to address inequities in the criminal...

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Kresge grants support 20 Detroit efforts in fight for racial justice The Kresge Foundation

This content was originally published by The Kresge Foundation. The Kresge Foundation announced more than $8 million dollars in new grant commitments over the next three years to support racial...

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Michigan Justice Fund Will Address Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

Across the country, amid protests against police violence and vehement calls for social justice, Americans are engaging in conversations about how and where racial inequities are harming — and have...

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Coronavirus in Jails and Prisons

How a collaboration between scholars, public health officials, and the Wayne County jail has kept COVID-19 in check; the California prison with the most coronavirus cases kept prisoners working despite...

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