This Giving Tuesday, Help Us Break the Cycle of Incarceration, Uphold Justice, and Offer Second Chances

November 22, 2023

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center wishes everyone a happy holiday season. As you decide what causes to support for Giving Tuesday on November 28, please consider giving to the CSG Justice Center.

We lead the movement to prioritize treatment over incarceration for adults and youth struggling with mental illness and substance use issues. Our work on Capitol Hill has brought more than $1 billion in federal funding to communities across the U.S. This means more housing and services for people in need and alternatives to arrest and incarceration. We have worked on the ground to help establish more than 1,500 diversion and reentry programs nationally.

We pioneered a bipartisan approach to justice reform, yielding major criminal and juvenile justice reforms in over 30 states. Our work has reduced prison populations, lowered recidivism, and increased treatment availability—all while keeping communities safe. We take pride in our continued ability to create consensus on Capitol Hill and in all 50 states.

We are helping to remove barriers to jobs, education, and training for people returning to their communities so they can provide for their families. And we’re bringing a focus on racial equity to all our work to help communities identify and reduce disparities.

None of this is possible without our donors and partners. This Giving Tuesday, please donate to the CSG Justice Center as we work to uphold justice, offer second chances, and ensure safe and healthy communities.

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Director, Development & Grant Administration
Sandy Jamet leads the CSG Justice Center’s efforts to grow and diversify our funding from public and private sources and ensure that we are good stewards of our existing funding. Prior to this role, Sandy served as the director of
foundation relations for the CSG Justice Center and as co-interim director and program director for operations in the Behavioral Health Division. Prior to joining the CSG Justice Center, Sandy was the associate vice president for foundation giving at the United Way of New York City. Previously, she led fundraising for the Corporation for Supportive Housing, which consistently exceeded its fundraising targets under her leadership. Sandy received a BA in economics from New York University and a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University.
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