Restorative Justice Fund A justice reform incubator based in Los Angeles

CannaBounty

Bounty Program for Cannabis Expungements

By offering a cash reward for each expungement of cannabis-related offenses under Proposition 64, paralegals and non-lawyers can get involved with clearing the backlog of Californians eligible for expungement.

  • Despite passing Proposition 64 in 2016, millions of Californians still have cannabis-related convictions on their record.
  • Expunging criminal records of cannabis-related offenses does not require an attorney and removes obstacles to getting a job, applying for a loan, or obtaining a professional license.

Minder

AirBnB for Crisis Mental Health Beds

In 2017, RJFund won Santa Monica’s Hack the Beach pitch contest with Minder, a mobile app for first responders to match their patients to crisis mental health beds instead of being arrested.

ReConnect.LA

Pre-Charge Diversion

Pre-Charge Diversion programs offer first-time, low-level, adult offenders the chance to avoid traditional criminal justice in favor of a community-based alternative.

  • On average, pre-charge diversion saves $200+ per participant and with recividsm rates below 5%, which is extremely low compared to the traditional criminal justice recidivism rate of 40% or more. Read more here.
  • RJFund’s first project was ReConnect.LA, a campaign to persuade other cities in Los Angeles County of the value of pre-charge diversion programs and to aid them in creating their own.

Past Projects

Promising ideas and initiatives that we've worked on in the past.



Open Source Justice Reform

We are open-sourcing these projects in the hope they might gain traction.

Send an email to contact@rjfund.org to learn more about how you can implement these ideas.