• OSI releases report on efforts to improve healthcare for opioid users

    OSI-Baltimore is proud to release a report that summarizes our work with several local hospitals over the last several years, to explore ways to divert opioid users from Emergency Departments and toward more long-term, holistic care. The report, “Hospital Innovations to Reduce Emergency Department Utilization Among People with Opioid Use Disorder,” is part of the OSI-Baltimore […]

  • New report chronicles path to reduced incarceration and crime in Maryland, offers road map to other states

    BALTIMORE—Maryland has reduced its projected prison population by 25% over the last eighteen years thanks to a series of incentive-based reforms that can serve as a model for correctional systems nationwide, according to a new report released today by Open Society Institute-Baltimore and JFA Institute. The report, Safely Reducing Prison Populations: The Maryland Story, notes […]

  • New report indicates major impact of restorative practices in Baltimore City Schools

    Read Baltimore Sun story on the report. BALTIMORE—Baltimore City Schools that have adopted restorative practices since 2018 have seen dramatic drops in suspensions, improved school climate, and better relationships between students and teachers, according to a new report released today by Open Society Institute-Baltimore, Baltimore City Public Schools, Johns Hopkins University Institute for Education Policy, […]

  • Unger report offers path to safely reduce incarceration and save taxpayer dollars

    A new Justice Policy Institute report details the experiences of 235 people released from Maryland prisons after serving more than 30 years and found that, with specialized reentry programming, this aging population can safely return to communities. The report reflects the work of a five-year Open Society Institute – Baltimore investment and the creation of “The […]

  • 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 […]