• Steps in the Right Direction

    Steps in the Right Direction

    OSI releases Steps in the Right Direction: Maryland Counties Lead the Way in Pretrial Services.

  • Young, Gifted, and Underfunded

    OSI releases Young, Gifted, and Underfunded: Strengthening the Relationship Between Philanthropy and Youth-Led Movements.

  • Abell Report: OSI Explore Safe Injection Facilities in Baltimore City

    Abell Foundation, OSI Explore Safe Injection Facilities in Baltimore City

    Yesterday the Abell Foundation released a report written by Johns Hopkins University researcher Susan Sherman called, “Safe Consumption Spaces: A Strategy for Baltimore City,” which explains what safe consumption spaces (SCSs) are – facilities where drugs can be consumed under medical supervision so as to reduce harm and improve outcomes for users – and discusses […]

  • New Survey: Marylanders Want to End the Cash Bail System

    Likely voters overwhelmingly support decisions based on risk assessment instead of economic status BALTIMORE – A new survey prepared by the Pretrial Justice Institute, with funding from Open Society Institute-Baltimore finds that 70 percent of likely voters favor using risk assessments as the determining factor for keeping someone in jail before trial, rather than their ability to […]

  • OSI Announces New Community Fellows, Releases Network Analysis Cover

    OSI Announces New Community Fellows, Releases Network Analysis

    This morning, OSI-Baltimore announced its 19th cohort of Community Fellows. The new Fellows will each receive $60,000 over 18 months to support local projects they designed to address problems in Baltimore’s underserved communities. The 10 new Fellows include established activists, educators, and artists, and the proposed projects focus on a wide range of issues, including […]

  • OSI and Health Department Release Brief on Baltimore’s Response to Overdose Epidemic

    OSI-Baltimore and Baltimore Health Department Announce Release of a New Brief, “Baltimore’s Response to the Overdose Epidemic” August 31, 2016 Media Advisory Evan Serpick, OSI-Baltimore Evan.Serpick@opensocietyfoundations.org 410-234-1091 Michelle Mendes, Baltimore City Health Department Michelle.Mendes@baltimorecity.gov 443-862-0891 As we mark International Overdose Awareness Day (overdoseday.com), Open Society Institute-Baltimore and the Baltimore City Health Department are proud to announce […]

  • New OSI report details buprenorphine program in Baltimore

    OSI-Baltimore is very pleased to share a new report, “Using Buprenorphine to Treat Opioid Addiction.” The report describes OSI’s approach and experiences in introducing and establishing buprenorphine as a new treatment modality to address the public health crisis of addiction. As part of this effort, begun in 2006, OSI and its partners succeeded in making buprenorphine […]