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Go to Building Justice Project: Reflections on the Finnish justice system


Building Justice Project: Reflections on the Finnish justice system

"Right now I believe there are four youngsters.” “Only four?!” “Yes.” “Wait, you’re saying four percent, right?” “No. There are only four.” In a country of 5.5 million people, there are only four youth currently incarcerated in all of Finland, all between the ages of 15 and 17. Children under 15 can not be charged with … 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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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


OAS Technical Support Administrative Associates

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

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Mica Astion

Mica Astion is a Senior Program Associate for the PREA Resource Center (PRC). Much of Mica’s past work has been focused on sexual and domestic/intimate partner violence research. During her previous employment with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Boston Police Department, and most recently, Abt Associates, Mica’s research portfolio included … Continued


Impact Justice’s sujatha baliga named 2019 MacArthur Fellow

Impact Justice is proud to announce sujatha baliga, director of our Restorative Justice Project, has been selected as a 2019 MacArthur Fellow for her work as an attorney and restorative justice practitioner. With vision, compassion, and a rigorous, evidence-based approach to implementation, sujatha is expanding access to and increasing the visibility of restorative justice practices … Continued



Photographer: betto rodrigues Source: Shutterstock Los Angeles, CA - July 12, 2016 - Black lives matter protestor crying during march on City Hall following ruling on LAPD fatal shooting of African American female Redel Jones. Photographer: Charles Deluvio Source: Unsplash Source: iStock Photographer: Mikhail Olykainen Source: Shutterstock Photographer: Barbara Kinney Source: Emerson Collective Oakland, California: Homecoming Project … Continued