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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.

IMPACT: INNOVATIONS

Justice Data Accountability Project

 The Justice Data Accountability Project addresses growing concerns around the use of big data systems in law enforcement decision making.

For more information, please contact Joseph Broadus.

Building Justice Project

Impact Justice is partnering with legendary architect Frank Gehry and Susan Burton, founding Director of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project, to explore a role for architects in helping to end mass incarceration.

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

The Fragmented Surveillance State

Big data policing means that new privacy-invading technologies are now a local problem. Instead of one frightening big brother surveillance state, the reality is really more like thousands of little sisters and brothers (and cousins) all reporting fragmentary bits of bad behavior. The result may be no less oppressive, but the solutions to challenge this growing privacy threat are far more difficult.

Administrative Associate

The Administrative Associate position supports the IJ DC Office and National PREA Resource Center (PRC), a project which works nationally to end sexual abuse in confinement and is operated via a cooperative agreement between IJ and the U.S. Department of Justice. This position will provide administrative support primarily to the PRC’s Field Training Program, in addition to the PRC generally. Primary tasks include general project and office administration, systems and calendar management, event and travel planning, project data processing, file management and recordkeeping, and communications support.

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.

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