Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Community Justice Council


The Dane County Community Justice Council (CJC) is committed to moving forward with racial equity, data-driven justice, and evidence-based decision making, all while increasing public safety in the county.  To that end, the CJC reviews local, state, and national grant opportunities and regularly applies for funding and capacity-building opportunities whenever possible.  Approximately $500,000 has been awarded to Dane County in 2017 to pursue criminal justice reform.

Grants Awarded in 2018

Urban Institute: Capstone Project on Front-End Justice

Grants Awarded in 2017

MacArthur Foundation: Safety and Justice Challenge Innovation Grant

Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF): Increased Capacity and Support for Public Safety Assessment (PSA) Randomized Control Test (RCT)

The Vera Institute of Justice: Safe Cities, Immigrant Support

Wisconsin Department of Justice: Implicit Bias/Racial Anxiety in Juvenile Justice Training Event

The Perception Institute will provide training on the science behind implicit bias to criminal justice stakeholders in 2017.