Webinar | Seizing the Moment: Funder Collaboratives for Criminal Justice Reform

September 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone

After years of regressive criminal justice policies and practices, we are seeing growing bipartisan recognition that criminal justice reforms are crucial to the future of racial equity, economic opportunity and democracy. Advocacy  groups are  acting with greater urgency and coordination to drive equitable systems change and practice in a number of places across the country.  These efforts are increasingly supported by place-based collaboratives of national and local funders. Philanthropy has an opportunity to use this moment to galvanize unlikely partnerships with potential to both change systems  to center equity and considers policy that empowers rather than controls. Join us for Seizing the Moment: Funder Collaboratives for Criminal Justice Reform, the latest in TFN’s Bridge the Divide learning series. This session will feature place-based collaborative funder models for criminal justice reform, and how stakeholders are organizing to capture momentum and advance criminal justice reform across the country.


Erika Anthony, Executive Director, Ohio Transformation Fund

Flozell Daniels Jr., President and CEO, Foundation for Louisiana

Jay Jordan, Executive Director, Californians for Safety and Justice

Heidi Reijm, Policy and Program Fellow, Hudson-Webber Foundation (Moderator)

About TFN’s ‘Bridge the Divide’ Series

This webinar is part of an ongoing learning series built around the theme “Bridge the Divide,” which lifts up philanthropy’s unique potential to bridge differences, foster connections and build partnerships — and address urgent issues such as climate change, economic disparity and racial injustice.

Other webinars in this series:

January 2020 – Bridge the Divide: Climate, Land Use and Transportation Connections
February 2020 – Bridge the Divide: Public Utilities as Anchor Institutions
April 2020 – Bridge the Divide: Economic Democracy and Sharing Power
June 2020 – Equity First: Community-led Approaches to Tackling the Climate Crisis
July 2020 – Keeping it Local: Strategies to Support Power-Building and Economic Self-Determination
August 2020 –  Representation Matters: Deepening Leadership Pipelines and Building Community Power