What We Offer
We believe in the importance of strategic disruption. When assessing systems and practices, we start by asking three questions: Does it work? Is it just? How do we know?
Further The Work designs effective, progressive criminal justice policies, programs, and practices across sectors and settings. We design effective multi-agency initiatives that forge new solutions to old problems.
We work with cities, counties, community-based organizations, and public agencies to design highly-regarded, progressive, and effective multi-partner public/private initiatives to advance local juvenile and adult criminal systems. Our expertise includes developing policies and programs to improve diversion, pretrial, in-custody, reentry, community-based, restorative justice, and post-conviction approaches for both young people and adults.
Impact Fund Development
When we work with a jurisdiction to design a complex initiative, our client often retains us to produce an associated grant proposal to generate the project’s inaugural funding. We have achieved an impressive track record in impact fund-development; our compelling, well-researched, and successful proposals have raised tens of millions of dollars for our clients from federal, state, local, and private sources.
We design, manage, and facilitate multi-stakeholder processes to help diverse and often divergent stakeholders find new solutions and effect lasting change. With our expertise in Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation, and in participatory decision-making processes, Rebecca designs and manages inclusive processes that build knowledge, resolve conflict, and advance collective solutions to complex problems.
Research and Analysis
We work with jurisdictions and our partner agencies to assess justice-related systems, policies, and practices to support data-driven and actionable decision-making.
It takes a village, to build a better justice system. Too often, though, justice planning is a top-down, piecemeal, siloed process, devoid of meaningful opportunities to engage, listen, and learn. So at Further The Work, we use public presentations, collective inquiry, and facilitated decision-making to help groups discover, debate, and deploy brilliant new solutions.