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Rights & Justice in the United States

Rights & Justice in the United States

The Open Society Foundations support work that builds a more inclusive society and advances fair criminal justice, national security, and immigration policies.

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Recent Work

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A Week of Stunning Victories for Youth Justice

With dizzying speed, the Supreme Court has created a better justice system for juveniles.

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Creating Sustainable Farms, One Abandoned Prison at a Time

In this Soros Justice Fellow’s initiative, guard towers become climbing walls, jail cells sprout organic gardens, and at-risk youth cultivate a brighter future.

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New Law Will Help Prevent Law Enforcement Overreach in Schools

The legislation, signed by President Obama, could reduce racial disparities in harsh school discipline practices.

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Taking “Ban the Box” to the Next Level

The president’s move to get federal agencies to ban the box is an important first step. But to create systemic change we need to extend it to the private sector.

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Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit

Join Atlantic Live for a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Atlantic cover story “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” the complicated history of the nation’s justice system, and the future of prison reform.

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Bias Warps the Way African American Girls Are Treated at School

According to a new report, African American female students receive out-of-school suspensions at six times the rate of white girls, and more often than most boys.

Open Society People

Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York
Director, Democracy Fund
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs