The Tow Foundation will receive the Philanthropic Innovator Award at our 25th Anniversary Benefit.
Transformation is one of the core pillars of The Tow Foundation. The Center for Court Innovation is just the kind of organization we like to partner with because the goals of its programs, services, and visionary leadership are to make change happen for both individuals and for systems.
— EMILY TOW, President, The Tow Foundation
Transforming justice cannot be done in a silo. The Center for Court Innovation relies on partners who share our commitment to change.
At Justice Together, our 25th anniversary benefit on May 17, we are honoring The Tow Foundation with the Philanthropic Innovator Award for supporting new ideas and initiatives that promote a more equitable, fair, and safe justice system, with the ultimate goal of ending mass criminalization.
Founded in 1988 by Leonard and Claire Tow, The Tow Foundation has offered transformative support to non-profit organizations, focusing on a range of areas, including youth and adult justice. With a focus on finding alternatives to jail and conventional legal processes, the foundation has been a vital partner in the Center’s Project Reset program, which offers individuals arrested for a low-level offense the chance to avoid both court and a criminal record by completing brief programs.
In recent years, The Tow Foundation’s support has also expanded our restorative justice work into new areas. Together, we recently launched a program that offers a restorative justice response to vehicular crimes that result in serious injury or death. The process gives voice to the victims and their loved ones while requiring drivers to confront the harm they have caused and work toward preventing such harm from reoccurring in the future.