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TCE, Ford Foundation back Obama initiative supporting boys and men of color

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02/27/2014

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, The California Endowment is among the foundations backing an initiative to be announced today by President Barack Obama intended to help boys and young men of color.

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TCE's Dr. Robert Ross on "Real Discipline in School" - New York Times Op-Ed

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02/16/2014

Dr. Robert K. Ross, President and Chief Executive Officer of The California Endowment, and Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Director of United States programs for the Open Society Foundations, share their perspective on improving school enviroments in order to lessen the need for suspensions and expulsions and create an atmosphere more conducive to learning.

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SCG Joins Attorney General Kamala D. Harris for Recidivism Initiative Launch

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11/20/2013

Following Attorney General Kamala D. Harris' very impactful keynote address at SCG's 2013 Annual Conference, her office invited SCG President Christine Essel to attend the launch of a new initiative designed to curb recidivism in California through partnerships between the California Department of Justice’s new Division of Recidivism Reduction and Re-Entry and the state’s counties and District Attorneys.

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May 2019 Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
05/29/2019

Thank you to everyone who support and attended our 2019 Philanthropy in the State Capitol events! We had a successful event, convening nearly 40 funders – community foundations, corporate giving programs and private foundations from across the state – to share stories, strategies and visions for the future with state legislators. Over the course of one day with 44 meetings, we demonstrated the role which philanthropy plays in co-creating positive change through our investments in communities.

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Criminal Justice Reform: Changes to the Pretrial System

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01/07/2019

In 2017-8 California State Legislative Session, SCG developed an analysis on the background and implications of Senate Bill (SB) 10 (Hertzberg), which proposed to restrict the practice of setting “monetary bail” by establishing a risk assessment tool conducted by judges. Monetary bail is a sum of money that an accused person awaiting trial can deposit to receive a temporary release from jail. The deposit conceptually acts as an incentive for accused persons to return to court. SB 10 proposed an alternative to monetary bail system with a statewide “risk assessment tool”. The tool determines whether defendants can be safely released from jail while awaiting trial. SB 10 proposed this change because the bail system unfairly affects individuals who cannot afford to pay for bail.

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Resources from the SCG 2018 Annual Conference

Publication date: 
09/17/2018

Learn more about the SCG 2018 Annual Conference

In this time of deep division about the crucial challenges facing our communities and our country, #SCGAnnualCon18 brought together SoCal philanthropy leaders for cutting-edge learning and deep connection to explore what gives us hope, powers our work and binds us all together: Our Common Humanity.

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