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Administrative Associate

Organization Overview The National PREA Resource Center (PRC) is a project of Impact Justice (IJ), funded through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), at the Department of Justice (DOJ). The PRC serves as the national source for training and technical assistance to assist adult and juvenile … 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

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Unlock the Door to Re-Entry: How We Can Support Homecoming

Thousands of people leave prison each year in California, eager to rejoin their families and ready to become productive, engaged members of our communities. The transition from confinement is a demanding process; returning people need help getting back on their feet. Access to a safe and reliable place to live is one of the most … Continued


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Department Succeeds in Reducing Both Out-of-Home Placements, Racial Disparities

There is important new evidence that reducing out-of-home placements — while also reducing disparities for racial and ethnic minorities — is an achievable goal for the juvenile justice system. The removal of minors from their home, ostensibly for their rehabilitation, often results in additional difficulties in their schooling, future employment and overall well-being — especially … Continued


Reducing Out of Home Placements in Alameda County: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons

Over the past 10-15 years, the youth justice system has seen a national decline in the total number of youth who are in post-adjudication ranches, camps, out-of-home placements, and probation. This follows two decades of steep increases in juvenile incarceration, a direct result of “get-tough-on-crime” policies that dominated our justice systems in the 1980s and 1990s. … Continued

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sujatha baliga

sujatha baliga’s work is characterized by an equal dedication to victims and persons accused of crimes. She speaks publicly and inside prisons about her own experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse and her path to forgiveness. A former victim advocate and public defender in New York and New Mexico, sujatha was awarded a … Continued