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Addressing the role of trauma in the lives of men who commit violent crimes

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Men and Trauma Project

Among the people currently incarcerated for committing violent offenses are many who have endured high levels of childhood trauma. Adversity takes many forms: childhood neglect, physical assault, and sexual abuse; heightened exposure to domestic, neighborhood, and physical violence; and structural racism. These traumatic experiences compound to adversely impact men in our society, especially men of … Continued

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Homecoming Project Participant Application

The Homecoming Project is an innovative re-entry housing program that matches formerly incarcerated people with community hosts for up to six months. If you know someone who: served or was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison and is either being released in the next six months or has been out for less than … 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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Our commitment to ending sexual harm

At Impact Justice we believe it takes all of us to end sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in our communities. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month and every day, we work to end sexual violence and its harmful impacts, which are felt in every corner of the legal system. Young sexual abuse survivors disproportionally fill our juvenile justice … Continued

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Homecoming Project Host Application

The Homecoming Project is an innovative re-entry housing program that matches formerly incarcerated people with community hosts for up to six months. Community hosts receive a subsidy in exchange for renting a room to someone returning home from lengthy prison terms. There are opportunities to get to know potential participants through matching sessions before a … Continued

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Alex Busansky

Alex Busansky is the president and founder of Impact Justice, a national innovation and research center based in Oakland, CA and Washington, DC, which works to create a more humane and restorative system of justice in the United States. Alex began his career as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in 1987. For … Continued

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Justice Data Accountability Project

The Justice Data Accountability Project addresses the growing challenges associated with the use of big data systems in policing, specifically focusing on ensuring equity, rigor, and transparency in the use of predictive policing tools. In collaboration with a network of advisors from local communities, law enforcement, academia, and the tech sector, Impact Justice is working … Continued