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Bess Cohen

Bess Cohen joined the PREA Resource Center Targeted Implementation and Planning Support (TIPS) team as a Program Associate in January 2024. Bess has extensive experience in operations, program support, and administrative management, especially as related to providing social services. Previously, Bess worked on the Operations Team at the Justice Policy Center within the Urban Institute, … Continued

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Administrative Associate (Online Audit System)

(Full-Time Position in Washington, DC) Who We Are Impact Justice advances safety, justice, and opportunity through boundary-breaking work that honors and empowers people and is changing expectations about what we can accomplish together. We imagine, build, and scale innovations, leverage research and other knowledge to connect the desire for change with informed action, and work … Continued

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Movement Building through Community Organizing (feat. Aishatu Yusuf)

“Community organizing is crucial for movement building because it serves as a powerful strategy to mobilize and empower people. This week, Joe and Martín discuss how to effectively use community organizing to encourage the inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives and raise awareness about specific issues. They are joined by Aishatu Yusuf, Vice President of … Continued

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Results

California Justice Leaders (CJL), the nation’s first AmeriCorps program for formerly incarcerated adults, is showing clear signs of success. We’re proud to share the following outcomes from the second year of a three-year evaluation conducted by researchers at Impact Justice. CJL Members are highly motivated and successful in the program. Being a California Justice Leader … Continued

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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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Benjamin Hernandez

Benjamin Hernadez joins Impact Justice as our Senior Program Associate of Housing and Outreach in the Bay Area. Prior to this role, Benjamin was a client advocate at the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office. In his previous role he played a pivotal role in the Prosecutor-Initiated Resentencing pilot program in Yolo County, which included extending … Continued

Go to Prison food is a national crisis. Sustainable sourcing could be a solution.

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Prison food is a national crisis. Sustainable sourcing could be a solution.

“These declines in size and quality of prison meals are not limited to Georgia: A 2020 report from the organization Impact Justice, titled ‘Eating Behind Bars,’ identified food as ‘another form of daily punishment’ in prison, noting that 94% of those surveyed ‘reported that they did not have enough food to feel full.’” Read the … Continued

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Program Associate

(Full-Time Position in Washington, DC) Who We Are Impact Justice advances safety, justice, and opportunity through boundary-breaking work that honors and empowers people and is changing expectations about what we can accomplish together. We imagine, build, and scale innovations, leverage research and other knowledge to connect the desire for change with informed action, and work … Continued