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About Impact Justice Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center advancing new ideas and solutions for justice reform. We work to dramatically reduce the massive number of youth and adults in our justice system, improve conditions and outcomes for those who are incarcerated, and provide meaningful opportunities for formerly incarcerated people to rejoin … Continued


Voters are driving justice reform

Impact Justice president Alex Busansky joins R-Street president Eli Lehrer in authoring an op-ed in The Hill to address the current bi-partisan momentum towards justice reform. Polling data and political trends clearly indicate a national shift in attitudes towards the criminal justice system across party lines. When crime rates soared between the 1970s and early 1990s, … Continued

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La Cole Archuletta

La Cole has more than 30 years of experience in corrections, having worked in both male and female prisons, community corrections, and parole. She held various management positions and oversaw residential community corrections programs including specialized programs such as therapeutic community, youthful offenders, boot camp, and a work release program in a county jail. She … Continued

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Representation at arraignment: The impact of “Smart Defense” on due process and justice in Alameda County

This report explores the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office (ACPDO) implementation of the Smart Defense Initiative, which seeks to ensure representation at arraignment hearings. Previously, Alameda was the only county of its size in California that did not guarantee representation at arraignment hearings. With funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the ACPDO provided representation … Continued


Administrative/Executive Assistant

About Impact Justice Impact Justice is a non-profit innovation and research center committed to reducing the number of people involved in our criminal justice system, improving conditions for those who remain incarcerated, providing meaningful opportunities for successful re-entry, and attending to crime victims’ needs. Home to some of the foremost leaders in juvenile justice, violence … Continued

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Food in Prison

It is time to re-examine the message we are currently sending to and about some of the most vulnerable members of our society through the prison food experience. Food is an integral part of the human experience.  Sitting down to a meal is part of being human, and sharing good food with others connects us. … Continued

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Impact/Ideas discussion on racial healing

Racial justice is central to the work we do at Impact Justice. In every part of the justice system, inequities and disparities persist and continue to impact communities of color. In our nation and world, we see daily evidence that racial divisions are ripping apart the social fabric, causing pain and harm. This drives many … Continued