Detention Watch Network

Year Awarded

2018

Amount Awarded

$300,000

Program Area

The Tides Center supports new and emerging charitable initiatives whose missions promote a more just, healthy, and sustainable world. Detention Watch Network is a project of Tides.

Detention Watch Network (DWN) is a national coalition building power through collective advocacy, grassroots organizing, and strategic communications to abolish immigration detention in the United States.

This grant supports DWN’s work to strengthen a network of advocates and activists around the country fighting for the dignity and rights of immigrants in detention. Through its “Communities, Not Cages” campaign, DWN is identifying and coordinating local partners and providing trainings and other resources to strengthen campaigns challenging immigrant detention. In addition, DWN advocates for decreases in federal funding on immigration enforcement through its “Defund Hate Campaign.”

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