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.
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Delegates from Nashville, TN, including Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway, District Attorney General Glenn Funk, Public Defender Dawn Deaner, and Captain Gordon Howey of the Metro Nashville Police Department, among others, travel to Oakland, CA to visit with sujatha baliga, vice president and director of Impact Justice’s Restorative Justice Project.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awards Impact Justice a grant to analyze the disparities in the pathways into incarceration for LGBTQI-GNC girls arrested for prostitution.
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.