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The over-representation of LGBTQIA+ people in carceral settings

What followed the police raid at the Stonewall Inn in June of 1969 is often called a riot. It’s better understood as the catalyzation of the modern movement for LGBTQIA+ liberation through resistance against police harassment and brutality. And that resistance was led by Black and Latinx trans and gay, lesbian, bisexual and other queer … Continued

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Maren Arbach

Maren Arbach is a senior program associate with the National PREA Resource Center.  Prior, Maren worked for the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as the agency PREA coordinator and the safety officer for the North Dakota State Penitentiary.  As PREA coordinator, she oversaw the efforts in adult and juvenile facilities to maintain compliance … Continued

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Meet the second 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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Healing Futures: Philadelphia’s new restorative justice diversion program

“With this restorative justice diversion program in Philadelphia, we're recreating what public safety looks like. We're changing the narrative of crime and punishment that our communities have been trapped in by addressing harm with accountability, healing, and hope” - Kempis “Ghani” Songster, Healing Futures Program Director Impact Justice is proud to announce the launch of … 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

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Mica Astion

Mica Astion is a senior program manager for the PREA Resource Center (PRC) and leads the PREA audit function, including the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Online Audit System and other tools related to conducting proper audits under the PREA Standards. Mica works directly with auditors, agencies, and facilities across the nation and at … Continued