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Annie Anderson

Annie Anderson joined Impact Justice in 2019 as executive and HR associate, supporting both the HR team and Impact Justice’s President, Alex Busansky. With years of community organizing and field experience, Annie has served as the field director on candidate campaigns resulting in major wins for progressive agendas. Before working as the field director for … 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


Senior Communications Specialist

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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Honoring Black History Month and pursuing a just future

You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself. James Baldwin For almost 200 years in the United States, racism was codified in our laws and court decisions and … 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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Building Justice through Humanity: How Scandinavia’s prisons changed me

In the 15 years, three months, and eight days I was imprisoned, I never thought correctional officers could offer human kindness. Even as a freed woman visiting California’s prison facilities, I didn’t realize there could be another way than a system focused solely on punishment, delivered in large part by humiliating people. Then earlier this … 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