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Entry Points into Criminal Justice Reform: Data and Perspectives for Grantmaking
July 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us for a webinar introducing criminal justice reform, how it impacts quality of life in the state and how criminal justice reform grantmaking intersects with foundations’ grantmaking goals, July 22nd from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Our featured speakers include: Quenton King of the WV Center on Budget and Policy, and Derek Vance the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. Quenton will review trends in incarceration rates, the cost of incarceration, and other findings from the WV Center on Budget and Policy’s research on criminal justice. Derek will discuss how the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation got into criminal justice grantmaking, the connection between criminal justice and other funding priorities, and lessons learned. We will provide time for questions to our panelists and peer discussion. This event is free to Philanthropy West Virginia members, so just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our Speakers
Quenton King is the criminal justice policy analyst at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. Before joining WVCBP, Quenton worked for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program as a field organizer and policy specialist. Most recently he served as the Policy Director for a mayoral campaign in Baltimore, MD. Quenton is a native West Virginian and holds bachelor’s degrees in criminology and Spanish from West Virginia University and a Master of Public Health in Sociomedical Science from Columbia University.
Derek Vance joined The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation team in February, 2019. In his role at the Foundation, Derek works with community members and nonprofits to support programs aimed at impacting the region’s most vulnerable residents. Though he is a seventh generation West Virginian, Derek left home for a time to complete his undergraduate degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Upon returning to the Mountain State, Derek worked in fundraising strategy and grantwriting at a number of West Virginia nonprofits. Having been on the other side of the table, Derek is eager to use his development expertise to help the Foundation’s partners secure the resources they need to operate their life-changing programs.