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What’s restorative justice diversion?

As the national conversation around defunding the police grows, the question remains: How do we reinvest in our communities? One option is to use pre-charge restorative justice diversion (RJD). The Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice recently released a quick-read primer on the practice, along with what makes our model unique. Our model stands out as … Continued

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2022 Application

California Justice Leaders-Americorps elevates justice-involved young adults as peer navigators and community leaders. Join the programHave you been impacted by the justice system? Do you want to gain professional skills while helping youth successfully navigate their re-entry journeys? Come join the California Justice Leaders - AmeriCorps team! Apply Young people who’ve experienced incarceration face enormous … Continued

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Ways to Donate

Whatever way you choose to give, we’re celebrating you!  

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Abdul AliAkbar

A native of San Francisco’s Sunnydale public housing projects, Abdul M. AliAkbar has focused his 16-year career serving marginalized communities. He started as a chaplain for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation before transitioning to work with formerly incarcerated people, at-risk youth, and their families. He has had various roles in the community including … Continued


SBIRT Evaluation Final Report: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons

This report, authored by the Impact Justice’s Research & Action Center, explores Reclaiming Futures’ Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) initiative, which seeks to improve screening processes, including the development of assessments and referrals for youth before they enter the juvenile justice system. With funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Reclaiming Futures … Continued

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The Homecoming Project Increases Host Stipends in 2022

OAKLAND, CA – Starting January 1, 2022, daily stipends for Homecoming Project hosts will increase to $30, an increase of $5 from the $25 daily rate hosts have received up to this date.  This represents a 20% increase, meaning hosts will receive a new rate of approximately $900 per month. This change will be automatically applied … Continued


Associate Director, The Homecoming Project

Who We Are Impact Justice dares to dream of a humane and restorative approach to justice in the United States. We are a national innovation and research center advancing new ideas and solutions for justice transformation and reform. We work to dramatically reduce the massive number of youth and adults in our justice system, improve … Continued

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Become a Host

Open your home to the Homecoming Project Have you been looking for a way to meaningfully give back? Do you have an extra room in your home? Are you in need of additional income?  Join our growing community of Homecoming hosts who are making a life-altering difference in the lives of those returning home after … Continued