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Resisting Reform: How progressive prosecutors navigate police union pushback

A conversation with Los Angeles County DA George Gascón, Prosecutors Alliance of California Executive Director Cristine Soto DeBerry, and Impact Justice President Alex Busansky. Introduced by Impact Justice Director of Innovation Programs, Aishatu Yusuf.  Across the nation, progressive prosecutors are committed to reimagining the criminal legal system and helping make our communities safer. Prosecutors have … Continued

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Homecoming Project wins Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability

We’re thrilled to announce that Impact Justice’s Homecoming Project has been selected for a 2021 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability. Presented by Ivory Innovations, this national award recognizes the most ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability. The Homecoming Project took home the top prize in the Public Policy and Regulatory Reform category. Public … 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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Food In Prison

It is time to re-examine the message we are currently sending to and about some of the most vulnerable members of our society through the prison food experience. Food is an integral part of the human experience.  Sitting down to a meal is part of being human, and sharing good food with others connects us. … 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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Eating Behind Bars: Ending the Hidden Punishment of Food in Prison is the first national investigation of its kind. This six-part report explores the inequities and troubling trends in prison food, centering the perspectives of people who have been incarcerated while also examining food services policies and practices that affect more than 1.3 million people … Continued

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Daniel Bean

Daniel Bean is a senior program associate working with the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) working primarily with the Field Training Program.  Prior to joining the PRC, Daniel was the assistant jail superintendent at the York County (ME) Sheriff’s Office and was responsible for overseeing training and conducting investigations. During his last year with the … Continued

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Photographer: Nikki Arai Source: aam1968.blogspot.com 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