Patrick McCarthy, Former Annie E. Casey Foundation President, Joins Columbia Justice Lab

By John Kelly, Chronicle of Social Change | June 25, 2019

Visiting Fellow Patrick McCarthy is featured in a piece by the Chronicle of Social Change about his work with Stoneleigh and the Columbia Justice Lab.

The Columbia Justice Lab, a growing force in the movement to shift justice systems toward community solutions and away from corrections and incarceration, has added a big name from the philanthropic world to its roster.

Patrick McCarthy, who recently retired as president of the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, will join the lab in his capacity as a visiting fellow with the Philadelphia-based Stoneleigh Foundation. McCarthy led Casey, one of the most prominent national funders in both child welfare and juvenile justice, for eight years. He joined the foundation in 1994 after serving as a division director for Delaware’s joint child welfare and juvenile justice agency.

In 2015, McCarthy drew attention to the cause of youth incarceration with a “Tedx Talk” in which he called for the closure of large state juvenile facilities.

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