ACLU

Dismantling discriminatory systems through public education and legal action

Grantee Cohort Spring 2020

Location National

“The criminal justice system must be reformed. It must be dramatically altered to maximize public safety, minimize its cost to taxpayers and ensure that justice is served — for the victims of crimes, the individuals who commit them and for society at large.” – Anthony Romero, executive director, ACLU (Politico Magazine)

With support from the Art For Justice Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the nation’s premier civic rights organization, advanced bail reform litigation and pretrial detention reforms, including eliminating cash bail in Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In partnership with the Fund, the ACLU remains steadfast in its dedication to dismantling the discriminatory cash bail system, protecting due process and ending excessive and exploitative conditions of release through movement building, public education and legal action.