Community Programs

    Promoting community alternatives to incarceration

  • Our Work

    Researching System Disparities

    The Community Programs team conducts research that identifies justice disparities across race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

    Mixed-Method Program Evaluation

    Our team of strategists and researchers uses surveys, interviews, and site visits to document our clients’ successes and identify ways for them to improve.  

    Capacity Building

    We provide training and  assistance to government agencies and community-based organizations to reduce disparities across race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

  • News

    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.

    IJ Cited in Two Recent Publications on the Incarceration of Youth

    "7 Things We Can Do to End the Incarceration of Youth of Color" and "Stemming the Rising Tide: Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Youth Incarceration & Strategies for Change"

    Impact Justice Awarded Grant to Analyze Pathways to Incarceration for LGBTQI-GNC Girls Arrested for Prostitution

    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.

    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.

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    Dr. Angela Irvine, who founded Community Programs at Impact Justice in order to promote a community-based approach to criminal justice reform, has moved into a new role as a Fellow.  During her tenure, Impact Justice explored key topics such as the school-to-prison pipeline and paths to incarceration for sexual minority young women.  “Her work has brought crucial facets of these issues, such as the disproportionate impact on LGBTI youth, into the forefront of discussion,” says Impact Justice President Alex Busansky.  “We look forward to continued collaboration.”  Antoinette Davis, who is now heading Community Programs at Impact Justice, will be building on this foundation and initiating new research on facets of the incarcerated population.

  • Antoinette Davis

    Antoinette Davis

    Director of Community Programs

    Antoinette Davis leads Impact Justice's work researching and promoting a community-based approach to criminal justice.