We are also excited to introduce you to our 2021 grantee partner, Neighborhood Defender Service (NDS), as it launches its new Police Accountability / Community Empowerment (PACE) Program. By selecting NDS and its PACE program as our 2021 grantee partner, JusticeAid is incredibly proud to promote racial justice and equity at a critical time, as the country charts its course forward and works for change that is well past due.
Neighborhood Defender Service has a 30-year legacy of world-class public defense–built first in Harlem, New York and now also serving Detroit, Michigan. Its nationwide PACE program will change the way policing works in this country, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, close the racial wealth gap, and drive policy that empowers communities. Your gifts next year will directly support expansion of this visionary program.