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The Coalition for Juvenile Justice just got a $95,000 grant to guide states on how to keep status offenders out of detention.   The Coalition is on a new list of groups getting grants this year from The Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, DC.  The Foundation is giving $2.6 million to organizations in the juvenile justice field this year.

The Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta got a $300,000 grant to fund litigation aimed at reducing the rate of incarceration in Georgia and Alabama.  The organization provides lawyers for people facing the death penalty and challenges human rights violations in prisons and jails.

For the entire list of grants, click here.

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