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John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Institute for Justice and Opportunity

Grants Awarded

Tow Advocacy Fellowships

Funding Type Restricted
Funding Total $2,200,000
Impact Area Higher Education, Justice and Community Wellness
Years Funded 2014-2027

The John Jay Institute for Justice and Opportunity (the Institute) was founded in 2005 as one of 12 institutes that comprise the Research Consortium of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Institute is engaged in educational initiatives for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals, fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students, research projects and convenings on topics related to reentry. This funding will support the continuation of the Tow Advocacy Fellowship Initiative, a nine-month learning opportunity for students to develop their skills in policy research and advocacy. Approximately eight fellows take part each year. Since the beginning of the program in 2014, the program has served 55 fellows at dozens of host sites throughout NYC.