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Meet the first cohort of California Justice Leaders. California Justice Leaders—AmeriCorps members are justice-involved and system-impacted young adult leaders serving at partner organizations across the state in Los Angeles, San Joaquin, Fresno, Sacramento, and Alameda counties. Members receive training and professional development and serve as re-entry navigators for young people who are currently in or … Continued


COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Impact Justice is committed to people who are directly impacted by incarceration. We also know incarcerated people and those reentering society are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. We have established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to help the people we serve with relief and support. Funds are flexible and may be used for things like food, … Continued

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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

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Responding to COVID-19

How we’re supporting the most vulnerable among us COVID-19 has changed life as we know it, but its impact on our criminal justice system could be catastrophic. The crisis has exposed the deplorable conditions in which 2.3 million people live every day—an existence now more perilous and shut off from public scrutiny than ever before. … 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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Gerard Arcement

Gerard Arcement is a recruiter for the California Justice Leaders – Americorps project, which provides employment and leadership opportunities to young people with prior involvement in the state’s justice system. In this role, he also works to increase awareness of California’s Honorable Discharge petition process. Gerard brings extensive leadership to Impact Justice with more than … Continued

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AmeriCorps welcomes first cohort of members with prior involvement in California’s justice system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2020 Press contacts: Impact Justice: Kyung Jin Lee,, 510-684-3122 CDCR Division of Juvenile Justice: Mike Sicilia,, 916-628-3280 California Volunteers: Cristina Valdivia Aguilar,, 916-508-9018 AmeriCorps welcomes first cohort of members with prior involvement in California’s justice system California Justice Leaders members will serve as re-entry navigators to peers … Continued