West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy hosts CARE Coalition Executive Director, Gabrielle Chapman, as a 2018 Soros Justice Fellow. The fellowship will support Chapman’s work with CARE Coalition to promote an antiracist policing model, educate the public about racial disparities in the state, and cultivate the next generation of racial justice leaders.

The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The fellowships are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United States by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice. Fellows receive funding through the following three categories: Advocacy, Media, and Youth Activism.

Read the Charleston Gazette-Mail‘s story on Gabrielle here.

Learn more about the fellowship and read more about the 2018 fellows.