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Eric Woodford

Eric Woodford is a senior program specialist with Impact Justice working primarily with the Field Training Program. Prior to Impact Justice, Eric worked as an independent contractor for Correctional Consulting Services, LLC, conducting PREA compliance audits for adult correctional agencies throughout the nation. Eric has more than 22 years of experience with the California Department … Continued

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Aishatu Yusuf

Aishatu Yusuf has spent the majority of her career working within multiple social systems with the purpose of creating better outcomes for marginalized youth, young people, and their families. Throughout her career, she has focused on child safety, youth, and adult legal system reform, child protection, and education policy. With the belief that change must … Continued

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sujatha baliga speaks on mindfulness and restorative justice at Berkeley Law School

sujatha baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice, gave a talk on the relationship between meditation, restorative justice, and forgiveness at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice and the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law. Watch her talk “Law’s Middle … Continued

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Anthony Garrett

Anthony Garrett, principal of Anthony Garrett and Associates, has over 30 years of experience building effective, winning teams. Anthony provides the strategic skills and directions to help organizations and campaigns achieve their goals and move their agenda forward. Initially trained in political campaigns, Anthony offers a wide range of services that include: hands-on management of … Continued

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Shimica Gaskins

Shimica Gaskins is the Executive Director of the Children’s Defense Fund–California (CDF-CA), a state office of the national child advocacy organization founded by Marian Wright Edelman. CDF-CA champions programs and policies that ensure a level playing field for the most vulnerable children and youth in California; Shimica is responsible for leading the organization in its … Continued

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Rick Jacobus

Rick Jacobus, a national expert in inclusionary housing and affordable homeownership, is the principal of Street Level Urban Impact Advisors. He serves as a strategic advisor to Grounded Solutions Network, a national initiative focused on building more inclusive communities. Rick served as an F.B. Heron Foundation Joint Practice Fellow at CoMetrics where he researched business … Continued

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Sam Lewis

Sam Lewis is the Executive Director of the Anti Recidivism Coalition (ARC).  Previously, Sam served as the Director of Inside Programs. A former life prisoner himself, Sam understands the various obstacles, challenges, and difficulties the prison and reentry populations face. In 2017, Sam created the Hope And Redemption Team (HART), a first-of-its kind initiative he … Continued

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Greg Vargas

Greg Vargas is a talent acquisition/human capital specialist with over 25 years of experience in domestic and international HR management, specializing in global recruitment, employee relations, and staff development for well-known brands and organizations in consumer packaged goods, international finance, media, and technology.  While Greg studied sociology and criminal justice as an undergrad at The … Continued