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Upcoming event: Space for restorative justice

Can architecture change how we define and seek justice?Can buildings help build community? We believe it can. Impact Justice is hosting an Impact/Ideas discussion of Space for Restorative Justice, a book about a ground-breaking studio at the Yale University School of Architecture conducted in partnership with Impact Justice. The studio focused on the design of community justice … Continued

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Recruitment 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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Communities have a new interactive tool to build restorative justice diversion programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2019 Contact: Kyung Jin Lee kjlee@impactjustice.org 510-684-3122 Communities Have a New Interactive Tool to Build Restorative Justice Diversion Programs OAKLAND, CA: Advocates seeking solutions to youth criminalization and incarceration can now learn to divert youth from the juvenile legal system through a guided, online toolkit developed by the Restorative Justice … Continued

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Finance Associate

About Impact Justice Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center that is committed to reducing the number of people involved in our juvenile and adult criminal justice system, improving conditions for those who remain incarcerated, providing meaningful opportunities for success for those rejoining our communities and improving justice outcomes for crime victims. Impact … 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

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

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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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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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See Your Impact Impact Justice is a growing national non-profit organization powered by a group of passionate people who are unified in our goal to create a more restorative system of justice in America. We are committed to providing opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, … Continued

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Alex Busansky

Alex Busansky is the president and founder of Impact Justice, a national innovation and research center based in Oakland, CA and Washington, DC, which works to create a more humane and restorative system of justice in the United States. Alex began his career as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in 1987. For … Continued