Activates public defenders to advocate for criminal justice reform outside of the court room

Grantee Cohort Fall 2020

Location Illinois

Zealous activates, trains, and supports public defenders, in partnership with local organizations and the people and communities they serve, to move their advocacy outside of court. our goal is to end mass criminalization.

With support from the Art For Justice Fund, Zealous will work with partners throughout the United States to develop a new, replicable practice of breaking down and rebuilding the way organizations and individuals advocate and collaborate. They will continue building their experience-centered arts advocacy projects and grow their small team to amplify campaigns, ensuring that their creative projects are tethered to concrete policy solutions.