Posts by Impact Justice

Making it Right Again

By bringing victims and perpetrators together, she’s helping repair harm and turn lives around. Meet restorative justice expert sujatha baliga.

sujatha baliga to give keynote presentation at Marquette Law School’s Restorative Justice Conference

Sujatha Baliga will give a keynote presentation at the 2016 Restorative Justice Conference hosted by Marquette Law School, Nov. 10-11 in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The topic of this year’s conference is “Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence: Exploring Effective Pathways to Healing.” The conference is designed to bring together survivors, community members, lawyers, teachers, social workers, students and others to learn about domestic violence and pathways to healing. It will explore the usage of restorative processes such as victim-offender dialogue, surrogate dialogues, and circle processes to promote accountability and healing in domestic violence cases.

Nicole Pittman at University of South Dakota Law School Juvenile Justice Symposium

The South Dakota Law Review and the USD School of Law presented a symposium to discuss issues associated with juveniles in the criminal justice system in the United States where CYRR Director and Impact Justice Vice President Nicole Pittman spoke about the harm of placing youth on the sex offender registry and the efforts being made to reform these laws.

Community Programs Releases Report and Infographic on School-to-Prison Pipeline

Dr. Angela Irvine released a policy brief that documents that 9 in 10 detained and incarcerated youth were suspended or expelled before entering the justice system. Dr. Angela Irvine also released an infographic showing that Black boys who have been suspended are 180 times more likely to enter the California juvenile justice system than one White girl who has never been suspended.

sujatha baliga to speak at Nashville ‘Action Summit’ to consider new solutions to mass incarceration

sujatha baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project, will speak at “Action Summit: Restoring Justice in the City,” in Nashville, TN, a conference to discuss new initiatives to address critical issues surrounding mass incarceration and fostering restorative justice.

Guest Blog by Nicole Pittman and Eli Lehrer for Youth Transition Funders Group (YTFG)

Nicole Pittman, Director of the Center on Youth Registration Reform writes a blog post for Youth Transition Funders Group (YTFG) with Eli Lehrer, President of the R Street Institute.

LEF Exclusive Interview with Nicole Pittman of Impact Justice

In this exclusive interview with Liberty Education Forum, Nicole Pittman, Director of the Center on Youth Registration Reform at Impact Justice, discusses her work and her vision for a more just criminal justice system in the United States.

Injustice: How the Sex Offender Registry Destroys LGBT Rights

Nicole Pittman co-authors article in the Advocate about queer youth being disproportionately labeled as sex offenders.

Punishment That Doesn’t Fit the Crime

CYRR Director Nicole Pittman featured in New York Times opinion piece about kids on sex offender registries.

In collaboration with CYRR, the Juvenile Justice GPS adds a sex offense registry topic

Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states. The Juvenile Justice GPS team has collaborated with Impact Justice’s Center for Youth Registry Reform (CCYR) to add a new sex offense registry topic.…

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