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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



Photographer: Nikki Arai Source: Oakland High School students participate in funeral for Black Panther Bobby Hutton, killed by Oakland Police in 1968. Photographer: betto rodrigues Source: Shutterstock Los Angeles, CA - July 12, 2016 - Black lives matter protestor crying during march on City Hall following ruling on LAPD fatal shooting of African American female … Continued

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La Cole Archuletta

La Cole has more than 30 years of experience in corrections, having worked in both male and female prisons, community corrections, and parole. She held various management positions and oversaw residential community corrections programs including specialized programs such as therapeutic community, youthful offenders, boot camp, and a work release program in a county jail. She … Continued


Housing Coordinator

About Impact Justice Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center advancing new ideas and solutions for justice reform. We work to dramatically reduce the massive number of youth and adults in our justice system, improve conditions and outcomes for those who are incarcerated, and provide meaningful opportunities for formerly incarcerated people to rejoin … Continued

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Queer resilience and the ongoing struggle

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. Audre Lorde As Pride Month begins amidst the current uprisings for Black lives and against police brutality, it is timely to be reminded of this month’s origins. The first Pride celebration was a riot against police … Continued

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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

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Women, justice, and the movement

Women, specifically BIPOC women, are uniquely impacted by the inequities of the criminal justice system. As the fastest growing incarcerated population, women have and continue to bear the visible and invisible impacts of failed systems. Gina Clayton-Johnson, Executive Director of Essie Justice Group, joined Impact Justice’s Aishatu Yusuf for a virtual conversation delving into this topic in our latest virtual conversation. Watch … Continued