The Alameda County Probation Department has awarded the League of Women Voters of Oakland a two-year capacity building grant for approximately $68,000. LWVO is using this money to enhance its ability to encourage informed and active participation in government.
Due to criminal justice reforms over the past few years, the responsibilities and resources of the Department have expanded. The Department is addressing its increased workload in part by awarding approximately $20 million in grants to community-based organizations like LWVO to help them enhance their capacity to improve outcomes for citizens reentering the community after serving time in prison. LWVO is investing its grant money in our organization so that we can sustainably and effectively encourage the entire community, including the reentry population, to become more civically engaged.
Please refer to Alameda County Probation Department and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency for further information on the origin and funding of this program. Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the grant.