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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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Department Succeeds in Reducing Both Out-of-Home Placements, Racial Disparities

There is important new evidence that reducing out-of-home placements — while also reducing disparities for racial and ethnic minorities — is an achievable goal for the juvenile justice system. The removal of minors from their home, ostensibly for their rehabilitation, often results in additional difficulties in their schooling, future employment and overall well-being — especially … Continued

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Tinker Bell: An Example of Restorative Justice Diversion

In this extended interview from the World Trust documentary Healing Justice, sujatha describes what happens when a young person’s car theft case is diverted to a restorative justice process. Initially, the person harmed wants $4,000 from the youth who is responsible. Through the Restorative Community Conference, a transformative moment shifts the victim’s need for healing … 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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A different path for confronting sexual assault

What is restorative justice? A practitioner explains how it works. “When I was crying, that was no,” Sofia yelled. “When I pushed your hands away, that was no! And when I said, ‘I’m not that kind of girl,’ that was NO! I want to know what you were thinking. What were you thinking?” I was sitting with Sofia, … 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

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Build It and They Won’t Come

Impact Justice’s President Alex Busansky believes envisioning smaller scale, more humane prisons is part of ending mass incarceration. He traveled to Finland and Norway with legendary architect Frank Gehry, Gehry’s students from the Yale School of Architecture, and activist Susan Burton and shared his reflections on Medium. In both Finland and Norway I saw compelling evidence that … Continued