BENEFITING: VERA INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE INC
ORGANIZER: VERA INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
VERA INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE INC wrote -
At the Vera Institute of Justice, we envision a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for all. We work every day to close mass incarceration’s front door, end the use of solitary confinement; restore the opportunity for post-secondary education to prisoners; and deliver justice, safety, and fairness to a more diverse America.
We are thrilled to have a limited number of entries available for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, with a minimum fundraising pledge of $2,500. When you join Team Vera, you will receive:
- Guaranteed TCS New York City Marathon entry
- Personal fundraising page and one-on-one support from Vera staff to ensure you meet your fundraising goals
- An individualized training program, based on your personal fitness level and running experience, customized by a NYRR Virtual Trainer
- Vera Institute of Justice marathon shirt
Vera transforms justice systems – to ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. And the American criminal justice system is broken. With less than five percent of the world’s population, the United States incarcerates nearly a quarter of its prisoners. Minorities and the poor are disproportionately harmed. Our pretrial system leaves people behind bars indefinitely when they cannot afford bail. An estimated 100,000 people are locked away in solitary confinement.
Reforming the justice system has recently become a top priority, yet real change requires deep knowledge and policy experience, and the skill and credibility to drive reform from inside. Vera partners with government leaders who share our vision, expanding their sense of the possible. We foster innovation and connect policy to evidence – all to institute practical, concrete, and far-reaching change that improves lives and repairs communities.
For more information about running the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon with Vera, please contact email@example.com.