Every 3 seconds, someone in America is incarcerated. Our work begins Day 1 of criminal justice contact. Every dollar raised for Day 1 supports innovative solutions for disrupting mass incarceration. Donate to make a difference today!

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Day One Campaign

We need your help to change our criminal justice system from Day 1 of an individual’s arrest. Every dollar raised for Day 1 fosters positive change by applying innovative solutions to the decades-old problem of mass incarceration. The Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) generates data-driven, sustainable solutions to reduce the incarcerated population while improving public health and public safety. 

Your contribution will:

  • Fund innovative research to divert people out of the criminal justice system
  • Provide evidence-based trauma-informed substance use and mental health treatment to help incarcerated individuals recover from addiction and mental illness
  • Support individuals to work and thrive as they leave prison and return home to our shared communities

Find out more about our ongoing projects at the Institute for Justice Research and Development here.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 to amplify the scope and reach of the work we do with individuals to be successful from Day 1.

The Day 1 movement is not only for incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals. Your contribution supports children, families, and communities and helps create a brighter future for our country. Every dollar goes toward supporting data-based research that can inform changes to the criminal justice system to make a difference in millions of lives. 

Please support this movement by donating today! Join our efforts and share this campaign with 3 friends!

All contributions are 100% tax-deductible and go toward funding a new day for justice in America.

Visit Day1Justice.org to learn more about this campaign.


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Thank You to Our Supporters






Board Members

Supporter Amount Gift Date
Mark Neustadt & Amy Neustadt  Trailblazer $200.00 6/30/2020 2:09 PM
Robert McCrie  Trailblazer $100.00 3/10/2020 4:13 PM
Patricia Lager Trailblazer $1,000.00 1/10/2020 12:00 AM
Adrienne Williams Trailblazer $500.00 12/31/2019 12:00 AM
Anonymous Donor SUPPORTER $10.00 12/3/2019 3:51 PM
Laurel Fulkerson  Trailblazer $2,000.00 12/3/2019 3:51 PM
Nancy McCarthy  Trailblazer $100.00 11/15/2019 11:22 PM

Donations for this project ended on 7/31/2020 12:00 AM

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