MassINC is an independent think tank uniting non-partisan research, civic journalism and independent polling. We are committed to expanding and supporting Massachusetts’ middle class. MassINC was built around the conviction that better outcomes would be achieved if policy makers and opinion leaders were armed with credible data and analysis about key issues surrounding quality of life in Massachusetts. Unbiased, fact-based analysis have always been cornerstones of MassINC’s work and have made us the organization of record for policy analysis and civic engagement. MassINC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation

The Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation was established in 1959. Because the foundation has limited funds, the Shaw Trustees are interested in funding initiatives that demonstrate a current awareness of important problems confronting our criminal and juvenile justice systems. The foundation is committed to making grants that can make a real difference in the way our justice system operates. Therefore, to assist prospective applicants in preparing requests for funding, we provide the following priorities for funding:
  • Research, analysis, and journalism, that examine important criminal and juvenile justice issues and offer ways to improve the administration of justice in Massachusetts.
  • Initiatives that demonstrate innovative approaches to the reintegration of adult and juvenile offenders leaving correctional and detention facilities.
  • Programs that demonstrate effective inter-agency and community collaboration models for crime prevention. Initiatives that address the legal, social and rehabilitative needs of juvenile and adult offenders through advocacy, public education and training.
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Community Resources for Justice

At Community Resources For Justice, we believe that society gains when all people are given the support and tools they need to lead responsible, productive and dignified lives. For more than 130 years, some of society’s most challenged citizens have benefited from the programs and services we provide.  Our work is organized along three areas of practice:
  • Social Justice Services transitions ex offenders back into mainstream society and diverts at-risk youth away from crime and toward a productive and fulfilling life;
  • Community Strategies provides adults with intellectual disabilities a chance to grow and flourish in the community by offering residence in small group home settings;
  • The Crime and Justice Institute provides research and consulting services which advance evidence-based practices that inform systems-level change. Around the nation, we are making neighborhoods safer and improving the quality of life for all through strong public policy development and legislation.
Guided by excellence, creativity, and compassion, we support individual transitions, strengthen families and improve community safety.
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