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    Research and Action Center

    Promoting community alternatives to incarceration

  • Our Work

    Researching System Disparities

    The Research and Action Center 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

    Impact Justice 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. 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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  • Antoinette Davis

    Antoinette Davis

    Director of Research and Action Center

    Antoinette Davis leads a diverse team that assesses the impact of juvenile and criminal justice-related policies, programs, and interventions; and provides training and capacity building. Her work focuses on catalyzing community efforts to eliminate disparities and propel justice system change.