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Recipient Purpose Term Source Amount
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education To study misdemeanor courts and public defense in an effort to better understand and improve indigent criminal defense. 2018 - 2020 LJAF $656,153
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. To support efforts to reform criminal justice practices that disproportionately punish people experiencing poverty. 2019 - 2022 LJAF $375,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. To help reduce the incarceration of indigent defendants detained solely because they are unable to pay court-imposed fines and fees. 2015 - 2019 LJAF $791,000
City and County of San Francisco To develop a nonpartisan, replicable model of local government-driven fines and fees reform. 2018 - 2020 LJAF $415,597
County of Travis Justice & Public Safety Division - Criminal Justice Planning To support a permanent supportive housing project conducted by Travis County, Texas. 2013 - 2015 LJAF $69,012
DataKind, Inc. To research ways to reduce recidivism among frequent offenders. 2014 - 2015 LJAF $42,644
Dream Corps To educate the public about the use of monetary sanctions as a form of punishment in the criminal justice system. 2016 LJAF $99,498
Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara To conduct a pilot study of Adult Holistic Defense Case Management, a program to reduce recidivism. 2016 - 2019 LJAF $498,524
Fund for the City of New York, Inc. To conduct research on alternatives to traditional sentences. 2017 - 2019 LJAF $355,602
Georgetown University To support national reform of fines and fees practices through nonpartisan training, support, and public education. 2018 - 2020 LJAF $357,213
Human Rights Defense Center To engage in a campaign to reform financially exploitative correctional policies. 2018 - 2021 LJAF $529,160
Institute for Justice To examine whether, and to what extent, citations are used to generate revenue for municipal governments. 2016 - 2020 LJAF $559,705
Juvenile Law Center To evaluate the impact of fines and fees on youth involved in the juvenile justice system. 2015 - 2017 LJAF $232,800
Juvenile Law Center To educate the public about the issue of fines and fees in the juvenile justice system. 2016 LJAF $15,000
Juvenile Law Center To support reforms related to the use of fines and fees in the juvenile justice system. 2017 - 2020 LJAF $1,331,271
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law To help reduce the incarceration of indigent defendants in Arkansas and Oklahoma who are detained solely because they are unable to pay court-imposed fines and fees. 2017 - 2020 LJAF $1,345,160
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area To document municipal infraction enforcement and the debt burden it produces in six California counties. 2018 - 2020 LJAF $160,000
Legal Aid Justice Center To support strategic litigation and educational efforts related to drivers license suspensions for outstanding legal financial obligations in Virginia. 2017 - 2018 LJAF $70,000
National Center for Access to Justice, Inc. To expand the Justice Index to include fines and fees policies. 2019 - 2021 LJAF Up To $514,223
National Center for Law and Economic Justice To support strategic litigation to stop states from depriving individuals of driver's licenses because they are too poor to pay fines and fees. 2018 - 2021 LJAF $500,000
National Center for Youth Law To build the capacity of state, local, and national organizations to reform juvenile fines and fees practices. 2018 - 2020 LJAF $780,000
National Consumer Law Center To bring consumer law expertise to identifying and challenging harmful debt and monetary sanction practices. 2019 - 2021 LJAF $547,952
National Juvenile Defender Center To develop standardized protocols and judicial trainings that support nonpartisan reform of juvenile fines and fees. 2018 - 2020 LJAF $889,046
New Venture Fund To support the Fines and Fees Justice Center, with the overall goal of increasing fairness in the criminal justice system. 2018 - 2020 LJAF Up To $2,000,000
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