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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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AmeriCorps funds first-ever program designed to intentionally engage system-involved youth and young adults

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2019 Contact: Kyung Jin Lee 510-684-3122 kjlee@impactjustice.org AmeriCorps Funds First-Ever Program Designed to Intentionally Engage System-Involved Youth and Young Adults California Justice Leaders program will pair currently incarcerated and recently released young people with formerly incarcerated navigators who have successfully re-entered their communities LOS ANGELES: Impact Justice announced today the … Continued

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Dani Soto

Dani Soto has more than a decade of experience in research and analysis of adolescent well-being and risk, with a focus on gendered and racial/ethnic inequalities. She graduated Cum Laude with her B.A. in sociology (juvenile delinquency emphasis) from the University of Montana, where she was a McNair Scholar. She received her master’s degree and … Continued

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Megan Spencer

Megan spent 11 years in the hospitality industry working her way from hostess to general manager, where she developed a passion for efficient and effective tools and processes. Most importantly, Megan showed compassion and empathy for staff, vendors and customers, while managing daily operations of a demanding industry. Throughout her 11-year tenure, Megan was constantly … Continued

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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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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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Kathryn Stroud

Kathryn Stroud is a senior researcher at Impact Justice. In her previous role at the American Friends Service Committee, Kathryn researched the privatization of mass incarceration and immigrant detention. Kathryn holds an M.A. in sociology from New Mexico State University, where she focused on social movements. Her thesis explored the virtual and physical spaces of … Continued

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Teresa Stroud

Teresa Stroud is a senior program specialist at the PREA Resource Center’s Audit Quality and Integrity and Technical Assistance and Training divisions. Teresa has a significant work history in juvenile justice. She became certified as a PREA auditor in December 2015 while working to lead residential programs in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) toward … Continued