what does real change look like?

CJI has a NEW WEBSITE! (This one is no longer current!) Please connect with us HERE.

Promoting the leadership of formerly incarcerated activists to rethink concepts of justice.

Bringing activist-donors and grassroots leaders to the same table; sharing resources and decision-making across lines of race, class, and sexual orientation.

CJI's 2015 Request for Proposals is here

Application for CJI's 2016 grants is live! Apply here! And spread the word!

CJI is HIRING! We're looking for an Operations and Program Associate to join us in our office in New York. See our job opening announcement here and please spread the word!

The Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI) is a cross-class funding circle made up of community organizers and activist donors.

Together we identify, fund, and nurture grassroots activism led by formerly incarcerated people working to transform the criminal justice system in the United States.