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Advisory Board Antony Bugg-Levine CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund Ces Butner President/CEO, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Dr. Todd Clear Provost, Rutgers University and past Board Chair of National Council on Crime & Delinquency Maeghan Gilmore Director, Government Affairs for the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness Frankie Guzman Counsel, National Center for Youth Law Chet Hewitt … Continued

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Stand together with Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

Amidst the current global COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s commemoration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month feels radically different than years past. Increased hate crimes against Asian Americans provide a somber reminder that acceptance of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans is conditional. Asians in the United States are intimately aware of this conditionality. It’s been a … Continued

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sujatha baliga

sujatha baliga’s work is characterized by an equal dedication to crime survivors and people who have caused harm. She speaks publicly and inside prisons about her own experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse and her path to forgiveness. A former victim advocate and public defender in New York and New Mexico, sujatha was … Continued

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Representation at arraignment: The impact of “Smart Defense” on due process and justice in Alameda County

This report explores the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office (ACPDO) implementation of the Smart Defense Initiative, which seeks to ensure representation at arraignment hearings. Previously, Alameda was the only county of its size in California that did not guarantee representation at arraignment hearings. With funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the ACPDO provided representation … Continued

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Michela Bowman

Michela Bowman has been the co-director of the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Center (PRC) since its inception in 2010. The PRC is funded through a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice (DOJ), and Impact Justice. The PRC is charged … Continued

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Restorative Justice for Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence

“Restorative justice believes families and communities have the capacity to heal transgenerational harms and their many roots,” says sujatha baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project. “Restorative processes move us beyond a justice of sides (survivor versus the person who caused the harm) to a more holistic, empowering, and safety-driven approach.” The Restorative Justice Project … Continued

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Three ways you can give on #GivingTuesday

Please consider supporting Impact Justice on #GivingTuesday no matter who or where you are! We’re raising funds and awareness for our reentry programs, which provide housing and jobs for people impacted by the justice system. Give your time this #GivingTuesday and attend our webinar to learn about release and reentry in the time of COVID-19 … Continued


The Food in Prison Project: A Fact Sheet

Healthy food does more than nourish our bodies. Sitting down to a meal is part of being human, and sharing good food with others connects us. This fundamental role of food in people’s lives is denied every day to men and women in prison when meals become another form of punishment — unhealthy, unappealing and … Continued

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Kerry Brett

Diverse work and life experiences have shaped Kerry Brett into a service-minded problem solver. Prior to joining Impact Justice, she provided administrative and accounting support for several corporations including Warner Bros., HBO, and The OutCast Agency. She then became interested in utilizing her skills in the nonprofit sector, where she can contribute to creating positive … Continued