One way to help reduce recidivism in our prison system is through prevention. The MacArthur Foundation provides grants and loans to programs that support organizations which contribute to defending human rights programs, making cities safer, international justice, education for children in developing countries and health services for those in need. 

The MacArthur Foundation is one of the largest private philanthropies in the United States. Grants and loans go to individuals and organizations that support creative ways to defend human rights, global conservation and changing complex social strategies aimed at making the world a more peaceful place to reside. 

The MacArthur Foundation provides grants and loans for major programs that include:

The International Program focuses on issues of human rights and international justice, migration and population issues. 

The Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.

The United States Programs work with community development, housing for those in need, and juvenile justice reform.

Media, Culture and Special Initiatives that support community involvement of restorative justice through media, public radio, documentaries and digital access. Included are grants to arts programs that support restorative justice. 

Read more about the current work that the MacArthur Foundation is doing here. 



About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).

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