The Tow Foundation, the Perrin Family Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven are co-hosting a Funders Briefing to discuss two key research findings and explore the implications for Connecticut.
Special guest Leonard (Lenny) Noisette, Director of the Justice Team at Open Society Foundations
About the Report
Earlier this year, the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice published a criminal justice reform field scan in Connecticut. Katal interviewed nearly 40 key leaders in the field (including directly-impacted people, organizers, advocates, policy makers, researchers and funders). Katal also gathered additional input from over 100 stakeholders through surveys, reviewed policy documents and news reports, and more.
While the scan was intended to focus on criminal justice reform, the findings and insights connect even more broadly with other social justice movements. Among the key findings, the top two were:
- The need to expand capacity for community organizing in Connecticut, on criminal justice reform and related issues.
- The need for the criminal justice reform field to align with other reform areas such as housing, labor and employment, healthcare, education and immigration.