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Daring to dream of humane and restorative justice, and then doing the hard work

Impact Justice was founded in 2015 on an idea: to create an organization that would imagine, innovate, and accept absolutely nothing about the status quo of our current justice system.

We know the problems: too many people locked up, including far too many people of color; families broken up and broken by our justice system; and a culture that too often treats people based on fear, oppression, and bias. For us to build the future we need, we must build the world we want today.

To do this, we:

  • focus on three big issues — preventing system involvement to end unnecessary contact with the justice system; improving conditions and opportunities for those who are incarcerated; and supporting successful re-entry;
  • join in partnership with communities, experts and advocates, and policy leaders across the political spectrum at every level of government;
  • bring to bear all of our curiosity, determination, idealism, problem-solving skills, knowledge, lived experience, and outside-the-box ideas.

The result of this synergy is the organization you see reflected here: vital, growing, on the cutting edge of change, whether in a restorative justice circle or a state legislature or a prison cell. We invite you to dream with us, and to join our struggle to create a justice system that is truly fair to all of us.

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