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CJI Appoints Gibson Consulting to Develop Nationwide Capacity Building Program

Updated: Oct 28, 2020

The Circle for Justice Innovations (CJI) has been developing and strengthening a funding infrastructure to support grassroots organizations across the United States for 20 years. CJI and its network of grantees are doing the work necessary to bring real, systemic change to the criminal justice system. Their inclusive and collaborative approach to grant-making has allowed those most impacted by systems of policing and mass incarceration, to take an active role in shaping how funds are spent. Since its inception, CJI has granted more than $6M to more than 150 grass-root social justice organizations. Most importantly, its grantees have used that money to secure victories for the most vulnerable communities throughout the U.S.

"We are confident that the Gibson Consulting team of professionals will provide oversight and ensure our grantees (and future grantees) satisfaction and assistance in identifying resources", says CJI's Executive Director, Aleah Bacquie Vaughn. The project includes a focus on organizational development, grantee-centric consulting, and leadership and program development opportunities. "We look forward to the program being much broader than technical assistance directly relevant to the programs we fund.", stated Bacquie Vaughn. 

The Gibson Consulting team is excited to be a part of CJI's growth strategy. As a partner, they look forward to continuing to work with CJI and its grantees to help them leverage and increase support through their customized services for nonprofits.


Gibson Consulting & Solutions, LLC provides contracted business development services through a comprehensive and integrated approach that is well grounded in principles of organizational development and change. Business start-up, fund development, communications, the design of programs to reach advancement goals are among many of the services it provides to its clients. They are dedicated to providing its clients with high-quality ethical service and committed to essential causes and the impact of diversity. For more information, visit

The Circle for Justice Innovations is a national innovative grant making collaborative made up of community organizers, activists, and donor-activists. Circle members identify, fund and nurture grassroots social justice organizations led by those most impacted and marginalized by the criminal justice and immigration systems. For more information, visit


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