Working To Enhance The Quality Of Life
In Baltimore And In Maryland.

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Criminal Justice & Addiction

Abell recovery community with man and counselor

We support initiatives and programs that increase public safety, reduce recidivism, and provide transitional services for returning ex-offenders that promote successful community re-entry.

We also fund programs that increase availability and effectiveness of substance abuse treatment for uninsured and underserved individuals within Baltimore City.

High levels of substance abuse and related crime in Baltimore City are causing high rates of incarceration and a significant deterioration in the quality of life in communities throughout the city. Recognizing that substance abuse disorder is complex and touches every aspect of an individual’s life, the Foundation seeks to increase access to substance abuse disorder treatment, recovery support, and services such as housing and job training for individuals living in Baltimore. The Foundation works to increase the impact and effectiveness of treatment services through cutting-edge research and support of innovative service models designed to reach underserved populations.

In addition, the Foundation supports programs and initiatives that increase public safety and reduce rates of repeat criminal behavior (recidivism).  Emphasis is placed on initiatives that address the barriers facing the returning citizen, particularly including efforts to provide transitional housing and the necessary wraparound services to support a successful return to the community.  Finally, the Foundation supports efforts to reform the criminal justice system, reduce violence, and achieve juvenile justice.  

View recent Criminal Justice & Addiction grants and prior Criminal Justice & Addiction grants.