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.

  • Don’t Punish Youth So Harshly

    March 19, 2018

    A prominent group of criminal justice leaders urges the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case of a youth sentenced to more than 200 years in prison.

  • News Articles

    Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Focus Areas for Grants

    March 9, 2018

    Funding under the Special Opportunities program will advance work related to race, redemption and restoration.

  • Who is Locked Up in Youth Prisons?

    February 9, 2018

    A new video released by Youth First, a Public Welfare Foundation grantee, outlines why closing youth prisons is a racial justice issue.

  • 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.