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German TV Show Features The Homecoming Project

Coming home after years in prison is a challenge in Germany too, says television producer Johannes Wiebus. Despite Germany’s comparatively robust social safety net, people struggle to fully reintegrate. Wiebus and his production team traveled to California to learn more about the Homecoming Project’s unique housing-first approach to reentry. In a twist on Airbnb, The … Continued

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Senior Program Associate (Field Training Program)

Full-Time Position in Washington, DC or Oakland, CA or remote Impact Justice is a growing organization and focused on building the internal infrastructure we need to support the incredible work we do externally. IJ launched in 2015 and now has a staff of 85. We anticipate more growth in the future, and we’re looking to … Continued

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Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

“Everyone deserves a second chance, Terah, because not everyone gets it right on the first try,” my mother told me when we were deep in conversation about crime and redemption. This profound statement, coming from a law-abiding woman, initially took me by surprise. Then I thought about how much I have learned about the appeal … Continued

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La Cole Archuletta

La Cole has more than 30 years of experience in corrections, having worked in both male and female prisons, community corrections, and parole. She held various management positions and oversaw residential community corrections programs including specialized programs such as therapeutic community, youthful offenders, boot camp, and a work release program in a county jail. She … Continued

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Mica Astion

Mica Astion is a senior program manager for the PREA Resource Center (PRC) and leads the PREA audit function, including the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Online Audit System and other tools related to conducting proper audits under the PREA Standards. Mica works directly with auditors, agencies, and facilities across the nation and at … 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