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Notorious to Notable: The Crucial Role of the Philanthropic Community in Transforming the Juvenile Justice System in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

[Research Report] Capital Change: A Process Evaluation of DC Secure Juvenile Placement Reform -- Prepared by the Carter and Melissa Cafritz Charitable Trust, Meyer Foundation, Moriah Fund, Public Welfare Foundation

This report shows how a collaborative effort between local D.C. foundations and national funders supported the transformation of the District's juvenile justice agency. The report documents how leaders in the foundation community devoted their time to bringing other national and local foundations on board, while collaborating in a way that made the whole greater than the sum of the parts. Key strategies that foundations initiated included engaging funders, advocacy, strategic investments in programs, capacity building, and technical assistance.