The 10 largest funders of criminal justice reform research in the U.S.: what they fund and how and where they distribute their funds
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Presenter: Cynthia Golembeski, Rutgers University
Moderator: Jeffrey Brown, Florida A&M University
Cynthia Golembeski,is a RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar pursuing a JD/PhD at Rutgers University. She collaborates on health equity and criminal justice reform initiatives to achieve advocacy, policy, research, and service objectives. She is on the Journal of Correctional Health Care and World Medical and Health Policy editorial boards. She uses mixed methods in researching: Health and criminal legal system policy and management; equity; ethics; nonprofit management and philanthropy; state and local politics; and citizen-state relations.
Philanthropic funding, which has recently significantly increased, is critical to services, programming, research, and policy efforts associated with U.S. criminal justice reform. We analyze twenty years of grantmaker, recipient, and grant data to assess foundations’ roles in multiple phases of criminal justice reform processes, including funding interest subjects, geographic location, related population groups, and other variables. Organizational, archival and in-depth data will supplement these findings.