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Happy 3rd Anniversary to the Homecoming Project

On August 1, 2018, the Homecoming Project placed its first participant, KC, with host Terri. And what a three years it’s been since then! KC is now an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and enjoys living on his own while serving his community -- and his story of success isn’t uncommon for the 57 participants … Continued

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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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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

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Celebrate Juneteenth with action

On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued an order to the people of Texas declaring all enslaved people legally free. It proclaimed, “an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves…,” thus reiterating the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued two-and-a-half years earlier.   Today, as we gear up … 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

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Amore Alvarenga

Lynsey Amore Alvarenga (She/They/Amore) believes in the power that all people, especially queer, trans, gender non-binary, Black, brown, Indigenous and people of color, hold to break cycles of toxicity and create thriving environments. She has supported individuals and communities in developing safe and creative spaces to enhance resources, build relationships, connect to the Earth, and … 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