THE ANTHONY GRAVES FOUNDATION WAS FOUNDED AS OUTREACH TO SERVICE THE UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES. OUR MISSION IS TO IMPLEMENT PREVENTIVE, AND SUBSTANTIVE COMMUNITY BASED INITIATIVES INCLUDING: HEALTH CARE, MENTORSHIP, COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND LEGAL ASSISTANCE.
HUMANE INVESTIGATION PROJECT (HIP): Legal Assistance
AGF provides legal resources to children and families involved in the criminal justice system. With the support of a growing alliance of organizations, individuals, and law schools across the nation, the Humane Investigation Project partners with state bar associations, state legislative bodies, credited law schools and pro bono attorneys to provide indigent defense support across the United States. AGF seeks to assist those who allege actual innocence claims, and those whose cases involved prosecutorial misconduct and witness intimidation that has led to wrongful convictions or excessive sentences.
The AGF Mentorship program is performed in collaboration with the Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project (JCAP) based at the University of Houston Law School. AGF and JCAP work in conjunction to provide mentorship to middle school aged youth.
AGF works with other community based organizations and can provide mentors to children from ages 8-18 and some young adults in special circumstances.
Mentors are trained in implementing the mentoring protocol and are recruited from universities and the professional community. Mentors must make a one-year commitment. The mentoring protocol uses one-on-one mentoring on school grounds or a neighborhood community centers.
Join Hands for Justice: Community Outreach Programs
AGF has developed innovative programs to create awareness about the need for criminal justice reform.
- Graves Injustice: Stage Narrative featuring Anthony Graves and his journey from wrongful conviction to freedom.
- Criminal Justice Roundtables: Think tank discussions with various criminal justice leaders and the community. The purpose is to create dialogue with those creating policies and those impacted by the policies to effect real reforms.
- Community Partnerships: The Anthony Graves foundation works diligently to form strategic partnerships with elected officials, community leaders, non-profits and other criminal justice entities.
AGF provides assistance for inmates who are making a transition back into society. We provide counseling and job training as well as food vouchers and housing assistance for people who have no family to rely on.