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Dianne Marshall

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November 13, 2012
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Collaborative justice court seeks funding support

I am writing today to ask you to help the California Collaborative Justice Courts (CCJC) Foundation in our efforts to help those supervised by California’s collaborative justice courts become productive community members rather than a community cost.

These individuals include children, juveniles, adult felons, the mentally ill, homeless folks, veterans and parents whose children have been removed because of their substance abuse.

California has about 50 collaborative justice courts with about 20,000 participants who are connected to approximately 60,000 children.

The CCJC Foundation firmly believes that when one person rises out of a life of drugs and crime, we are all the better off for it.

Our commitment is to look beyond the chaos and wreckage in participants’ lives and see their humanity, value and future.

What does that mean to you who live all over the United States and beyond?

The CCJC Foundation has been operation for three years now.

We have a website, www.ccjcfoundation.org.

We have reached out to at least 12 different foundations with letters of inquiry and more than 50 corporations pursuing corporate sponsorships.

That relationship-building is ongoing. We have been invited to submit one letter of inquiry so far and that was by the Kresge Foundation out of Michigan.

Please ... if you know people who are able to help the CCJC Foundation access the decision makers for foundations that may be willing to fund our work, let me know.

If you know people affiliated with corporate giving programs that value the relationship between long term sobriety and public safety, stronger families and healthier communities, please let me know.

Collaborative justice courts have over a 70 percent success rate of their graduates not re-offending. No other criminal justice system intervention can make that claim.

I can be reached at donorservices@ccjcfoundation.org if you have questions and suggestions on how to access decision makers.

Thank you.

Dianne Marshall is board president of the California Collaborative Justice Courts Foundation, which is based in Nevada City.

California has about 50 collaborative justice courts with about 20,000 participants who are connected to approximately 60,000 children.


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