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Niki Martinez, who was sentenced to 45 years in prison, was recently granted early parole, however, she still faces the stigma of being implicated with the criminal justice system. Despite her leadership in building community within the prison system and, when released, being a community advocate for alternatives to incarceration and simultaneously juggling four jobs, she still has no right to vote. Through Proposition 17, California’s practice of extending punishment for people have completed their sentences can end, and instead, focus resources
These past months, we've found ourselves returning to the same question: are our plans still serving their purpose, or is there a greater opportunity made possible by the crises in which we find ourselves? We asked NCG's board, staff, and membership to weigh-in on how they're balancing this question. Pedro Arista, Director at Hirsch Philanthropy Partners, joined us to share what inspires him to do this work and what's exciting him about the sector.
By Alice Y.
While the financial support was a critical lifeline for our grantees, it quickly became evident that we needed to provide capacity building support that addressed the real-world and rapidly changing needs of nonprofits in times of crisis.
Rachael Kagan, a strategic leader with two decades of experience leading communications for California health care organizations, has been named director of communications and public affairs at Blue Shield of California Foundation.
California Criminal Justice Funders Group is honored to welcome our newest Steering Committee members: Sergio Cuellar, Roger Perez, and Jasjit Singh. We are grateful for their experience and guidance in our work. Learn more about their work and lives below.
The lives of youth and families across the Bay Area have dramatically changed in the past month, and adjusting to a new way of learning and living is hard.
Find up-to-date information on 2020 criminal justice reform legislation including the California Racial Justice Act and the Family Over Fees Act. You'll also find a breakdown of 2020 ballot measures including cash bail and California voting rights restoration.