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Director, The Homecoming Project

hybrid Full-time position in los angeles, ca or Oakland, CA This position has been updated from the Associate Director/ Sr. Program Manager position previously posted. All applicants that applied before this update will still be considered for this role. As applicable, the hiring manager will follow up.  Who We Are Impact Justice advances safety, justice, … 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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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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After Cruel Injustice, a Second Chance

Plenty of people now know Jamesetta Guy, or at least they know about her heart-wrenching journey through a cruel legal system as chronicled in the New York Times Magazine. I know her personally. For the past several months, I’ve been supporting her as she begins a new phase of her life, and she’s been inspiring … Continued


Senior Program Associate, National PREA Resource Center

Full-time position, preferred in Washington, d.c. 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 … 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


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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Misunderstood: Why We Need Credible Messengers Teaching and Counseling in Secondary Schools

Photo by Barbara Kinney/Emerson Collective Danny Muñoz This is the third in a series of essays highlighting graduates of our California Justice Leaders program, the first AmeriCorps program specifically for formerly incarcerated people. We’re excited to be co-publishing this series with the Prison Journalism Project to reach even more readers. Leadership: The ability to inspire, motivate, guide, and nurture others … Continued