Learn more about work that Public Welfare Foundation, our grantees and partners are doing to catalyze a new, transformative approach to justice that is community-led, restorative, and racially just.

  • Helping People—and Communities—Thrive After Prison

    February 8, 2018

    Colorado has developed a groundbreaking approach to serving those returning from incarceration that is transforming lives, supporting communities, and promotin…

  • Combatting Wage Theft

    February 2, 2018

    Workers who consistently are not paid what they are owed are helped by advocates like the National Employment Law Project, a Public Welfare Foundation grantee.

  • Women in Prison

    January 10, 2018

    A new report by a Public Welfare Foundation grantee examines why the numbers of female and male prisoners are on different trajectories.

  • Progress in Closing Youth Prisons

    January 10, 2018

    A national campaign to shut down youth prisons gained significant traction in the last year, with support from the Youth First Initiative, a Public Welfare Fou…

  • Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

    January 5, 2018

    The Board of Directors approved more than $5.2 million in grants to 12 organizations across the country.

  • Recovering Stolen Wages

    December 19, 2017

    The latest report from a Public Welfare Foundation grantee shows some gains in the fight to collect unpaid wages for low-income workers.

  • Promoting Community-led Investments to Stop the Revolving Door to Prison

    November 21, 2017

    The Public Welfare Foundation and the Urban Institute brought together a diverse, bipartisan group that is working to promote investments in effective public s…

  • Fixing What’s Wrong with Florida’s Youth Prisons

    October 19, 2017

    The Miami Herald featured an op-ed by Candice Jones, Public Welfare Foundation President and CEO and two other youth justice experts urging Florida to close it…

  • Keeping Youth out of Adult Courts

    October 12, 2017

    The latest report by a Public Welfare Foundation grantee shows more states adopting policies to limit the number of youth in the adult criminal justice system.