The Human Rights and Governance Grants Program has launched an initiative to engage with its network of partner organizations across Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to take a more proactive role in shaping the penal reform agenda and to ensure that reforms dealing with incarcerated populations are launched or reinvigorated.
The Human Rights and Governance Grants Program provides support to domestic and international NGOs active in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Coalitions of NGOs are also encouraged to apply.
Recognizing that those most impacted by criminal justice and penal policies should be included in reform efforts, participation of people with criminal records is welcome.
Successful projects must have clearly defined advocacy goals and detailed plans for how they will be achieved. Proposals should also include communication strategies for generating heightened support for penal reform efforts, including campaigning and mobilizing elements as appropriate.
Funding will be provided to advocacy projects addressing one or more of the above priority areas through research and advocacy, impact litigation, and policy analysis. HRGGP does not provide support for stand-alone trainings and conferences, service provision, or individual academic study/ research/ travel.
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