Beyond the moral imperative to transform our justice system and stop the needless suffering it creates, making our justice system more restorative creates a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for donors to create exponential returns for the most high-need and at-risk people.
$200 = $2000
Donating $200 to design and deploy pre-charge diversions, one low-level offender can be diverted from the traditional criminal justice system before charges are filed, saving $1,500 in overall justice administration costs and saving the would-be defendant $500 in fines and fees.
$1000 = $10,000+
Donating $1,000 to develop a technology solution that favors treatment over jail for people suffering from mental illness, one severely unstable person can be diverted to professional mental health care, saving $1000 for the nights the individual is not in jail, $500 for the officers that do not have to arrest the individual, and, most importantly, accruing more than $8,500 in the short term to the individual who gains the support they need to stay out of trouble and begin treatment.
$4,000 = $40,000+
By donating $4,000 to support legal representation for lifers at The Francisco Homes, one tenacious lifer will be able to vindicate his rights in court, in some cases recovering upwards of $40,000 from people who have stolen from them over decades of incarceration.