Type of Activity: Project Grant
Grantee: Alliance for Safety and Justice, a project of Tides Center
Amount: $20,000 in 2019
What is the Alliance for Safety and Justice?
The Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), a fiscally sponsored project of the Tides Center, works with leaders and advocates to reform the justice system through coalition building, research, education and advocacy.
A multi-state organization, ASJ aims to replace over-incarceration with new safety solutions rooted in prevention, rehabilitation and support for crime victims. Their work is focused on the largest incarceration states; they partner with state leaders and advocates to implement policy advocacy, organizing, coalition building, research and strategic communications.
Why do we think this project is important?
ASJ’s work on rights restoration and broader criminal justice reform helps build a movement of returning citizens and allies, and mobilizes them to tell the story of rights restoration in Florida and protect the re-enfranchisement of Floridians living with past convictions.
Democracy Fund Voice believes that in order to build a responsive political system in which the public comes first, barriers to voting must be removed. Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy, and any time a group of people are disenfranchised, there is a cost to the health of our political system.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Alliance for Safety and Justice?
In 2019, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to Alliance for Safety and Justice in the amount of $20,000.