CALIFORNIA COLLABORATIVE JUSTICE COURTS FOUNDATION via Crowdrise
November 18, 2013
EVENT: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge
74% of the individuals who successfully complete their collaborative justice court program do not re-offend. The problem is that only 35-45% of those who begin one of these judicially-supervised treatment programs are successful. The CCJC Foundation is here to help more people graduate!
I am writing to offer my best wishes for the holiday season and to give you a quick snapshot of what has been a busy and productive year for the California Collaborative Justice Courts Foundation.
For us, it all begins with a commitment to transforming the lives of individuals who find themselves enmeshed in the justice system. To accomplish this goal, we make it possible for local jurisdictions to access private donor resources while maintaining the integrity of their court programs. CCJC Foundation maintains a commitment to financial accountability, an open grant making process that addresses the changing needs of Collaborative Justice Court Programs and a commitment to working with all donors and local jurisdictions’ funds to help them fulfill their charitable objectives. For example:
We provided matching grants to Dependency Drug Courts who work to help mothers like Chelsea. The next step in Chelsea’s efforts to regain custody of her children was to get her own place and furniture. Chelsea’s Local Advisory Board helped her get a kitchen table, 4 chairs, 3 beds, sheets and blankets. Chelsea said, “I am humbled and thrilled for the help I have received.”
The Foundation worked to honor collaborative court graduates who continue to help others. Fran asked her Local Advisory Board for funds to further her college courses. She is now, a Licensed Vocational Nurse and earned an AA degree in Psychology. She said “I am absolutely grateful. Without those funds, I’m not sure where I would be today.”
Another matching grant for Adult Drug Courts to a Local Advisory Board helped Zack who requested funds for a welding helmet for welding classes. He is presently an A student, taking business classes and is a full-time parent. Zack states he has many goals for his future and has never been so happy.
In recognition of these kinds of results, the Foundation invites you to partner with us to assure these outcomes continue. We are an all-volunteer organization made up of individuals who personally know the people we serve. We have seen lives changed by successfully completing collaborative court programs. We are here to help more individuals become successful graduates.
I hope you will consider making an end-of-the-year contribution to support our efforts to reform the justice system here in California. With your help, we will continue the vital work of helping the justice system live up to its highest ideals.
Please make your donation online here or by mailing it to:
The CCJC Foundation 200 Coyote Street #2629 Nevada City, CA 95959
Thanks for your time and consideration.
All my best,