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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 have recently been released from California’s Division of Juvenile Justice facilities. They work to build awareness and increase the utilization of California’s Honorable Discharge petition, which can help remove barriers related to juvenile records.

Erik Andersson

Defy Ventures

Rene Avila

Anti-Recidivism Coalition – Los Angeles

Diana Barragan

Amity Foundation

Daniel Bisuano

Children’s Defense Fund – Los Angeles

Lucy Bobenrieth

Project Rebound – Fresno State

Juwan Bonner

AMAAD Institute

Rodolfo Buenrostro

Community Partnerships for Families of San Joaquin

Oscar Canales

Anti-Recidivism Coalition – Los Angeles

Ramiro Castro

Breaking Through Barriers to Success

Daivion Davis

InsideOut Writers

Joshua Dixon

Anti-Recidivism Coalition – Sacramento

Arrianna Downing

Amity Foundation

Brianna Eatmon

Children’s Defense Fund – Los Angeles

Daniel Gomez

Breaking Through Barriers to Success

Angelita Hernandez

Breaking Through Barriers to Success

Skarleth Herrera

Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory

Diana Linares

Breaking Through Barriers to Success

Francis Rene Lopez

Project Rebound – Fresno State

Marcos Macias Jr.

Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory

Matthew Martinez

Defy Ventures

Jenatte Palafox

Breaking Through Barriers to Success

Carina Reyes

Healing Urban Barrios

Anthony Robinson Jr.

Community Partnerships for Families of San Joaquin

Reyanne Rocha

Healing Urban Barrios

Imrith Rode’America

InsideOut Writers

Devontae Springer

Anti-Recidivism Coalition – Sacramento

Joshua Thomas

AMAAD Institute

Gaston Veliz

Defy Ventures

Donald Wilson

AMAAD Institute

Anthony Avila

Centro CHA

Sergio Coronel

Focus Forward

Anita Flores

Focus Forward

Edith Perez

Centro CHA