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Studying the state of food in the nation’s prisons–and seeking to transform the experience of eating inside

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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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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 Program Director for Health, Human and Justice Services, National Association of Counties Frankie Guzman Counsel, National Center for Youth Law Chet … Continued

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Building Justice Project: Reflections on the Finnish justice system

"Right now I believe there are four youngsters.” “Only four?!” “Yes.” “Wait, you’re saying four percent, right?” “No. There are only four.” In a country of 5.5 million people, there are only four youth currently incarcerated in all of Finland, all between the ages of 15 and 17. Children under 15 can not be charged with … 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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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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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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Impact Justice’s sujatha baliga named 2019 MacArthur Fellow

Impact Justice is proud to announce sujatha baliga, director of our Restorative Justice Project, has been selected as a 2019 MacArthur Fellow for her work as an attorney and restorative justice practitioner. With vision, compassion, and a rigorous, evidence-based approach to implementation, sujatha is expanding access to and increasing the visibility of restorative justice practices … 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