The latest round of grants reinforces the organization’s focus on combating racism in the American justice system, with support for initiatives working to improve police and community relations and to understand and reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice process. .
“Events across our country over the past year have focused our attention on what Chubb can do to fight racial injustice,” said Joseph Welland, executive vice president and general counsel for Chubb Group. “It is part of this effort to fund the Chubb Rule of Law Fund projects that combat racial injustice in our legal system.
“The organizations and programs we support are doing important work to improve police and community relations and promote a more just criminal justice system. As Chubb strives to create an anti-racism culture, we believe that we, as a company and as individuals, may not understand. Our support for philanthropy and citizenship, including this new round of Chaub Rule of Law Fund projects, is one way to advance this goal .
The new project commitments are:
equal justice usa Trauma to Trust, a Newark, NJ-based police training program, has been awarded a $250,000 grant to be expanded to Baton Rouge, LA. The program aims to increase empathy, understanding, trust and accountability among community residents and police officers. This is the second grant of discovery to Equal Justice USA for the Trauma to Trust program.
Police Project at NYU Law School A $350,000 grant has been awarded for two projects aimed at improving police practices. In Chicago, the grant will support the expansion of successful community policing practices that have helped increase positive interactions between police officers and neighborhood residents. GRAND will help develop the program as a model for other cities. The grant will also support the First Response Project, which is currently developing protocols for responding to 911 calls to reduce the likelihood of inadvertent, unnecessary or inconsistent use of force.
Vera Institute of Justice $250,000 has been received to support Motion for Justice, a program that works with prosecutors to reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice process. The Vera Institute is currently working with prosecutors in counties in seven states. The funding will be used to expand the program to an additional 10 prosecutors across the country.
Southern Center for Human Rights $250,000 has been given to develop data models and databases to provide an empirical basis for assessing the impact of race in the administration of criminal justice in Georgia and Alabama. The grant will fund the full cost of building the database.
These projects are the latest in the Fund’s ongoing support for the Racial Justice Initiative. Last year, the Chubb Rule of Law Fund provided grants to two organizations that work to combat bias in the judicial system, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of knews.uk and knews.uk does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.