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The Center on Youth Registration Reform

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

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Impact Justice Celebrates Our First Birthday!

Find out what we've been up to and what we have planned for the future of America's criminal justice system.

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The Restorative Justice Project

Encouraging constructive responses to wrongdoing.

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Community Programs

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

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Impact Justice is an innovation and research center, tapping into bold, original ideas to reduce incarceration and shining a spotlight on existing efforts that need to be embraced. Impact Justice is committed to fostering a more humane, responsive, and restorative system of justice in our nation. Our bedrock belief is that to build a better justice system, we must first imagine a better system.

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.




Just Beginnings Collaborative


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


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

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Should We Be Labeling Juvenile Sex Offenders?

Nicole Pittman joins KQED Forum to discuss the ways in which youth and adult sexual offenses differ and why kids should not be placed on registries.

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Youth Registration Leaves Lifelong Stain

Roughly 200,000 people are on sex offender registries for things they did as kids — some as young as eight years old. Placing young people on registries has enormous consequences for those listed, but it does little to protect society.


Judge Rules Against Labeling Nebraska Boy A Sex Offender

The Lincoln Journal Star cites Center on Youth Registration Reform Director Nicole Pittman on the importance of keeping juveniles off sex offender registries.


The Myth of the Criminal Black Lesbian

Senior Policy Researcher and Analyst Aisha Canfield discusses the effects of harmful race and gender stereotypes with NPR.


When Kids Are Accused of Sex Crimes

The New Yorker takes a deep dive into the issue of youth on sex-offender registries and calls Center on Youth Registration Reform Director Nicole Pittman "one of the movement’s best hopes for advancing legislative change."

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