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Center on Youth Registration Reform

Profiled in the NEW YORKER's March 14, 2016 issue. See what else the Center is up to.

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Restorative Justice Project

Encouraging constructive responses to wrongdoing.

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Research and Action Center

Exploring community-based alternatives for youth and adults in the justice system.

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Impact Justice dares to dream of a humane and restorative system of justice in America. Through innovation, research, policy, and advocacy, we are forging a new path to a justice system that is fair to all of us.

Stay up-to-date on the future of criminal justice reform, with leading-edge research on everything from restorative justice and community-alternatives to incarceration to the devastating consequences of youth sex-offense registration.

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Just Beginnings Collaborative

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Impact Justice’s sujatha baliga is forging a collaborative movement that brings together community leaders to design new approaches to ending child sexual abuse.

PREA Resource Center

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The DOJ selected Impact Justice to manage the PREA Resource Center, established to reduce rape and sexual assault in prisons across America.

The Homecoming Project

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Impact Justice is linking the recently incarcerated to affordable housing opportunities through an innovative sharing economy model.

In the News

Why kids don’t belong on sex offender registry

California took an important step toward ending the abusive practice of putting kids on sex offender registries when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 384, which allows juveniles to petition for their removal after five or 10 years.

How Sex Offender Registries Impact Youth

According to the Center on Youth Registration Reform’s estimates, Leah is one of the approximately 200,000 individuals placed on sex offender registries for actions they engaged in before they were 18 years old. Proponents of laws that require children to be placed on sex offender registries argue that providing the public this information will help people keep their families safe from harm. But many believe that including children on registries does much more harm than good.

New Law Reforming California’s Sex Offender Registry is a Great First Step

New Law Reforming California’s Sex Offender Registry is a Great First Step. Advocacy groups call to keep moving to fully eliminate the policy of placing kids on the registry.

Restorative Justice: Spiritual Resources for Sustainable Peace in Communities

On Thursday, October 5, Harvard Divinity School's Religions and the Practice of Peace will kick off its 2017-18 colloquium dinner series with a talk focusing on the restorative justice approach. It will explore restorative justice, its spiritual dimensions, and the potential contributions of its approach to advancing sustainable peace in communities and the world. The session will feature presentations by Fania Davis, co-executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, and sujatha baliga, director of the Restorative Justice Project and vice president of Impact Justice.

The Autistic Children Who Are Labeled As Sex Offenders

Broadly story about children on the autism spectrum who are placed on sex offender registries features CYRR Director and Impact Justice Vice President Nicole Pittman.

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