Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Policy
We recognize the systemic issues that contribute to the overrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the prison system, as well as the challenges they face upon reentry. Our DEI commitment aims to address these issues by actively working towards prisoner education, reentry support, and justice reform. We acknowledge the deep detrimental impacts the prison industrial complex has on our communities, and we work hard to ensure equitable opportunities for those who are incarcerated.
The Prison Scholar Fund is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within its programs and operations. Our client base, advisors, and board of directors are diverse in geography, gender, racial make-up, and socioeconomic class. In addition, we also have board members that support PSF who are system impacted.
The Prison Scholar Fund prioritizes prisoner rehabilitation as an integral part of its mission. We support initiatives that provide access to educational programs, vocational training, healthy food, and other resources that contribute to personal growth and skill development. The Prison Scholar Fund advocates for policies and practices that reduce recidivism rates and support healthy and sustainable reentry.
The PSF recognizes the overrepresentation of BIPOC individuals in the prison system and acknowledges the systemic racism and biases that contribute to this disparity. We actively seek to increase access to educational, vocational and scholarship opportunities irrespective of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. We promote a non-discriminatory environment within our programs and activities, fostering inclusivity, respect, and understanding among participants and stakeholders.