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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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Office Operations Coordinator 

(Full-Time Position in Washington, DC) Who We Are Impact Justice advances safety, justice, and opportunity through boundary-breaking work that honors and empowers people and is changing expectations about what we can accomplish together. We imagine, build, and scale innovations, leverage research and other knowledge to connect the desire for change with informed action, and work … Continued

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California Justice Leaders (CJL), the nation’s first AmeriCorps program for formerly incarcerated adults, is showing clear signs of success. We’re proud to share the following outcomes from the second year of a three-year evaluation conducted by researchers at Impact Justice. CJL Members are highly motivated and successful in the program. Being a California Justice Leader … Continued

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IJ Named as One of Eight ‘Accelerator’ Organizations by The Just Trust

The Just Trust has selected Impact Justice as part of its inaugural cohort of eight “Accelerator” organizations advancing “bold approaches to community safety and accountability” geared to reduce reliance on law enforcement and the legal system. The accompanying Community Safety Accelerator grant supports IJ’s efforts nationally to expand the use of restorative justice as an … 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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Mohamed Abdelfattah

Mohamed Abdelfattah is the Senior Communications Manager at Impact Justice where he helps elevate the organization’s reputation among key audiences and stakeholders. Prior to joining Impact Justice, Mohamed was Global Editor at Northwestern University and helped promote faculty experts in local, national and international media. In that role, Mohamed helped university professors draft, edit and … Continued

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Southern California Regional Manager

(Full-Time Position in Los Angeles)  Who We Are Impact Justice advances safety, justice, and opportunity through boundary-breaking work that honors and empowers people and is changing expectations about what we can accomplish together. We imagine, build, and scale innovations, leverage research and other knowledge to connect the desire for change with informed action, and work … Continued