As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, there is no question that the Golden State's approach to keeping our communities safe desperately needs new thinking. In fact, fueled by decades of so-called "tough on crime" policies that have handcuffed politicians since the 1970s, it is woefully out of touch.
Rosenberg Foundation, San Francisco, approved 18 grants totaling nearly $1.37 million to support its mission of creating fair and equitable opportunities for Californians to participate fully in state's economic, social and political life.
The Urban Strategies Council is the recipient of two Rosenberg Foundation grants: One for equitable development in the Bayview Hunters Point community, and a second to promote the goals of the Alameda County Reentry Network. These grants are part of $1.37 million granted this year by the Rosenberg Foundation.